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September 15, 2020

Can I Use Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection 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 want to upgrade to a complete security system? You may even already own a system with a different company, but don’t like their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Lake Havasu security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still come to your house to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your former system. A lot of new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you might have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Lake Havasu security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but not always. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a simple process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security components may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which older equipment can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without replacing system. The first thing to do is see if your current company uses exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing hardware will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your needs and tell you what equipment you can keep and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (928) 888-9023 or send in the form to get started.

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