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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to get a complete security package? You might even currently have a system with a different company, but don’t like their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to order a Syracuse security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your outdated system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Syracuse security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's an easy process to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without changing your equipment. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider has proprietary equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can be an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the most up-to-date technology that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To see if your existing hardware will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (315) 366-4153 or fill out the form below to get a quote.

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