So you have an existing security system and you want to add the security 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 you want to get a full security package? You might even currently use a system with another company, but don’t like their current service.
Luckily, you may be able to order a Topeka security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Bought A House 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 moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your home to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.
However, don't feel like you're limited to your former system. Many new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Topeka security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new security system?
Often yes -- but no promises. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's an easy set up to link the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.
You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Services
If the security company you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might be a hassle, but in the end you'll own the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.
If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Topeka Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your current hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your security needs and find out what hardware you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (785) 268-2982 or fill out the form on this page to get a quote.