So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a whole security system? You may even currently use a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.
Fortunately, you may be able to have a Cedar Rapids security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you purchased your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your home to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly plan.
However, don't worry that you're stuck with your former system. Many new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also switch out components for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
At one time, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Cedar Rapids security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?
Many times yes -- but no promises. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple process to link the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment can work with the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Keep Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services
If the security service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is see if your current company uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That may seem like a pain, but in the end you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may include more features and be easier to control.
If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Cedar Rapids Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your current devices will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and find out what components you can still use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (319) 214-2293 or fill out the form on this page to get a quote.