So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a full security package? You might even already use a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their current service.
Luckily, you might be able to have a Bowling Green security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Bought A House With Security Components Already Installed
When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your house to make sure the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly plan.
However, don't feel like you're boxed into your previous system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.
You Want To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
A while ago, you might have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Bowling Green security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you add it to the new system?
Often yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which DIY components will work with the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without switching equipment. The first step is to learn if your current provider utilizes exclusive equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll get the best, newest technology that may be more sensitive and easier to use.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Bowling Green Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old components will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (270) 262-8554 or send in the form below to start your quote.