So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a full security suite? You may even already use a system with another provider, but don’t like their offerings.
Luckily, you might be able to order a Wichita security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Components Already Wired In
When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still go to your house to verify that the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.
Yet don't worry that you're limited to your old system. Most new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
A while ago, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a full Wichita security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new system?
Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a quick process to pair the component to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.
You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies
If the security service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without switching hardware. The first thing to do is learn if your current service utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Wichita Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (316) 215-9179 or complete the form on this page to get started.