So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to get a complete security suite? You may even currently use a system with another provider, but don’t like their offerings.
Luckily, you might be able to have a Bend security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A House With Security Hardware Already Installed
When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your house to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly contract.
However, don't feel like you're stuck with your old security system. Many new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also switch out equipment for a more modern experience.
You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
In the past, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Bend security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you sync it with the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a quick set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which older components can be used with the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without switching hardware. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That might be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll have the best, newest equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.
If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Bend Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your existing components will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your needs and tell you what hardware you can still use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (541) 213-2340 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.