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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a South Fulton Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security system? You may even currently use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Luckily, you may be able to get a South Fulton security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Security Components Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your home to verify that the components are still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your old security system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more modern experience.

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

At one time, you may have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full South Fulton security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple process to link the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security devices may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY components can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without replacing hardware. The first thing to do is learn if your current service has proprietary equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like a pain, but in the end you'll own the latest and greatest equipment that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your existing hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and find out what equipment you can keep and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (731) 202-7028 or fill out the form to get started.