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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Wichita Falls Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to get an integrated security system? You may even already use a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Wichita Falls security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still visit your house to ensure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your outdated security system. Most new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

A while ago, you might have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Wichita Falls security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you sync it with the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior equipment can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security service you use now isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing providers without replacing system. The first thing to do is learn if your current service uses proprietary hardware. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That may seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll get the most up-to-date technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Wichita Falls Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and let you know what hardware you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (940) 217-5181 or fill out the form below to get a quote.