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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to use an integrated security suite? You may even currently own a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your home to verify that the components are still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your outdated system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

A while ago, you may have installed a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a complete Charleston security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's an easy set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security devices may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which older components can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing hardware. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider has exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll have the best, newest equipment that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To find out if your old devices will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (304) 220-0469 or complete the form below to get a quote.

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