So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to an integrated security system? You may even currently own a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.
Luckily, you may be able to order a Ithaca security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Bought A Home With Security Equipment Already Installed
When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to check that the equipment is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly plan.
However, don't worry that you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace components for a better experience.
You Want To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
In the past, you may have installed an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a full Ithaca security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?
Many times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a quick process to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older components can work with the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services
If the security company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without upgrading your system. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like a hassle, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest 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’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get an Ithaca Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your old hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Call us at (607) 204-9053 or complete the form below to get a quote.