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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Greenville Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a complete security suite? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Greenville security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

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

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still go to your house to check that the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated security system. A lot of new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Greenville security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick process to link the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the security company you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be an inconvenience, but in the end you'll own the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .

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

To find out if your old hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and let you know what components you can keep and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (252) 221-5660 or send in the form below to get a quote.