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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to get an integrated security package? You may even already own a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their current service.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Tuscaloosa security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to make sure the components are still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your old system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, like security cameras 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 Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Component

In the past, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Tuscaloosa security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a quick set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which older components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing providers without changing your equipment. First, you’ll need to see if your current provider utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That might feel like a hassle, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date products that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

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

To learn if your current devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (205) 315-0267 or send in the form to get started.