So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to get a complete security suite? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.
Luckily, you may be able to order a Arlington security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In
When you bought your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still go to your home to ensure the components are still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.
Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new components can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component
In the past, you might have installed an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a complete Arlington security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you sync it with the new system?
Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older devices can pair to the mobile app and control panel.
You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies
If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without replacing hardware. The first step is to learn if your current company utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be 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 get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get an Arlington Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and let you know what hardware you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (703) 546-7973 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.