So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a full security package? You might even already own a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their current service.
Fortunately, you might be able to get a Minneapolis security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Moved Into A House With Existing 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 moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still visit your home to make sure everything is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly plan.
However, don't assume that you're boxed into your previous system. A lot of new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a more modern experience.
You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
At one time, you may have bought an indoor camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a full Minneapolis security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?
Often yes -- but not always. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a simple process to sync the item to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY equipment can connect to the control panel and mobile app.
You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers
If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without replacing equipment. The first thing to do is see if your current provider utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That might be an inconvenience, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest equipment that may have more features and be easier to manage.
If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Minneapolis Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your old hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your needs and tell you what components you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (612) 314-0605 or complete the form below to get started.