So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a complete security system? You might even already have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.
Fortunately, you might be able to get a Lancaster security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A Home With Security Equipment Already Wired In
When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still come to your home to make sure the components are still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly bill.
Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your former system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item
A while ago, you might have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a complete Lancaster security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you sync it with the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's an easy set up to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security components may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which DIY devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies
If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without changing your hardware. The first step is to find out if your current company uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That might feel like a pain, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest technology that may have more features and be easier to use.
If you can switch, then the change may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a lancaster Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your existing components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your security needs and find out what equipment you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (717) 256-1587 or fill out the form below to start your quote.