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September 15, 2020

Can I Use Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to use a whole security package? You may even already use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to get a Port St. Lucie security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to ensure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your outdated security system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component

At one time, you might have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Port St. Lucie security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a simple process to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security components may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older equipment can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you have now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing companies without changing your equipment. The first thing to do is learn if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .

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

To find out if your old hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (772) 237-3604 or send in the form on this page to get started.

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