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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an Elizabethtown Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a wired security system. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a complete security system? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Luckily, you might be able to have a Elizabethtown security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly bill.

Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated system. Many new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a better experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

In the past, you might have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a complete Elizabethtown security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a simple set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing companies without changing your equipment. The first thing to do is see if your current provider uses exclusive components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like a hassle, but at least you'll get the most up-to-date technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get an Elizabethtown Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your existing devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your needs and find out what hardware you can continue to use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (270) 262-4315 or complete the form below to start your quote.

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