So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to use a full security suite? You may even currently have a system with a different company, but don’t like their current service.
Fortunately, you may be able to get a West Bloomfield security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Bought A House With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you purchased your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to verify that the equipment is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.
Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former system. Most new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a better experience.
You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
In the past, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive West Bloomfield security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?
Many times yes -- but not always. Products such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a simple process to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior devices can work with the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without replacing system. The first thing to do is find out if your current service uses proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That might feel like a hassle, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a West Bloomfield Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your old components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your needs and find out what components you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (248) 266-4039 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.