So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to get a whole security package? You may even already have a system with another company, but don’t like their current service.
Luckily, you might be able to have a Scranton security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Equipment Already Wired In
When you purchased your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your home to check that everything is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.
However, don't assume that you're stuck with your previous system. Most new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.
You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item
In the past, you might have purchased an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full Scranton security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you add it to the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's an easy process to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older equipment can pair to the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Companies
If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without replacing system. The first step is to find out if your current provider uses proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can be a hassle, but in the end you'll own the most up-to-date equipment that may have more features and be easier to control.
If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Scranton Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your current components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and find out what components you can keep and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (570) 217-8895 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.