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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 security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a complete security package? You may even already own a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you may be able to order a Lubbock security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A House With Security Hardware Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your home to verify that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your outdated system. A lot of new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you might have bought an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Lubbock security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without changing your hardware. The first step is to see if your current service utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That may seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest products that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .

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

To find out if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded 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 equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (806) 302-1344 or complete the form below to start your quote.

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