So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security package? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their offerings.
Luckily, you might be able to have a Columbia security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Wired In
When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your components are significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to verify that everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly contract.
However, don't worry that you're limited to your previous security system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.
You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
In the past, you might have purchased an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Columbia security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you add it to the new system?
Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple process to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older devices can pair to the mobile app and control panel.
You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers
If the security service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without switching hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can be a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may include more features and be easier to use.
If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Columbia Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your preferences and tell you what components you can continue to use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (573) 203-3048 or complete the form below to start your quote.