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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Huntsville Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even currently use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Huntsville security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still come to your home to make sure everything is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a reduced monthly plan.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your former system. A lot of new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

A while ago, you might have purchased an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Huntsville security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple process to pair the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current service utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That can seem like a pain, but in the end you'll get 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 more straightforward. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Huntsville Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing devices will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (256) 240-0573 or send in the form to get started.