So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to get a whole security system? You might even already own a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their current service.
Fortunately, you might be able to have a Cincinnati security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Installed
When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your house to make sure the equipment is still functioning and update your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.
However, don't worry that you're limited to your previous security system. Many new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace components for a better experience.
You’d Like To Build A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Component
In the past, you may have set up an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Cincinnati security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior devices will work with the control panel and mobile app.
You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers
If the security company you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is find out if your current service has exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That might seem like a pain, but at least you'll own the latest and greatest equipment that may have more features and be easier to control.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Cincinnati Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your existing devices will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and find out what hardware you can keep and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (513) 230-7397 or send in the form below to get a quote.