So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to an integrated security system? You might even currently have a system with another company, but are unhappy with their current service.
Fortunately, you might be able to order a Mansfield security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to verify that everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.
However, don't worry that you're limited to your old system. Many new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
In the past, you may have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Mansfield security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that older component, can you integrate it into the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which DIY components will work with the mobile app and control panel.
You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing companies without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That might be a pain, but at least you'll have the latest and greatest equipment that may have more features and be easier to manage.
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 responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Mansfield Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your existing components will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your needs and tell you what hardware you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (419) 359-8643 or send in the form on this page to get started.