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September 15, 2020

Can I Use Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a whole security system? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but don’t like their offerings.

Luckily, you may be able to get a West Lafayette security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to check that the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your former security system. A lot of new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

In the past, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a complete West Lafayette security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without changing your system. First, you’ll need to find out if your current provider has exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like an inconvenience, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (765) 221-3339 or complete the form to get started.

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