So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a whole security suite? You may even currently have a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their service.
Luckily, you might be able to get a Appleton security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In
When you bought your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your house to verify that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.
However, don't worry that you're boxed into your former system. Most new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a better experience.
You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
A while ago, you may have purchased an exterior camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Appleton security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?
Often yes -- but not always. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple process to link the component to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.
You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch providers without upgrading your equipment. The first step is to find out if your current service utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the best, newest products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.
If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get an Appleton Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your current hardware will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (920) 309-5628 or complete the form below to get started.