So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a full security package? You may even currently own a system with a different provider, but don’t like their service.
Luckily, you may be able to get a Manhattan security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Moved Into A Home With Security Components Already Wired In
When you walked through your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still visit your home to verify that the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.
However, don't assume that you're limited to your old security system. Many new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.
You’d Like To Build A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item
In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Manhattan security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?
A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY components can work with the control panel and mobile app.
You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies
If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without changing your system. The first thing to do is learn if your current provider utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can feel like a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the latest and greatest products that may have more features and be easier to use.
If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Manhattan Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your current hardware will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your needs and find out what components you can still use and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (212) 553-6589 or complete the form to start your quote.