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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Tallahassee Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to use an integrated security package? You may even already own a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their current service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought 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 vastly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still visit your house to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly plan.

However, don't worry that you're limited to your former security system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

At one time, you might have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full Tallahassee security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's an easy set up to pair the component to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without upgrading your system. The first step is to find out if your current provider utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be a hassle, but at least you'll get the best, newest products that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .

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

To find out if your old components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your needs and tell you what hardware you can keep and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (850) 347-8092 or complete the form on this page to get started.