So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use an integrated security package? You may even currently have a system with another provider, but don’t like their current service.
Fortunately, you might be able to get a Bloomington security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A House With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still go to your house to verify that the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.
Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new components can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
In the past, you might have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Bloomington security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?
Many times yes -- but no promises. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older devices can pair to the control panel and mobile app.
You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies
If the security service you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing hardware. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.
If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Bloomington Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your security needs and let you know what components you can still use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (812) 200-5695 or fill out the form on this page to get a quote.