So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a complete security package? You may even already own a system with another company, but don’t like their service.
Luckily, you might be able to order a Jacksonville security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still come to your home to check that the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.
However, don't assume that you're limited to your previous system. Many new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
In the past, you may have installed a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Jacksonville security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new security system?
A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services
If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might consider changing companies without replacing hardware. The first step is to see if your current provider utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like an inconvenience, but in the end you'll have the best, newest equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.
If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Jacksonville Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your old hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and let you know what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (904) 297-5779 or complete the form below to start your quote.