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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy an Alpharetta Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a full security system? You may even already own a system with another company, but are unhappy with their current service.

Luckily, you might be able to get a Alpharetta security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

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

When you purchased your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to check that everything is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly contract.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your previous system. Most new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Alpharetta security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without changing your hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service has exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the latest and greatest products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get an Alpharetta Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your current components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and find out what components you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (678) 251-9195 or send in the form on this page to start your quote.