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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Seattle 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 your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to get a whole security package? You may even currently have a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their service.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Seattle security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you discovered 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 Unless your components are very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your house to verify that everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your old system. A lot of new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you may have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a full Seattle security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's an easy set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which DIY equipment can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Services

If the security company you have now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch providers without upgrading your system. First, you’ll need to find out if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a hassle, but in the end you'll get the latest and greatest products that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To see if your old devices will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can keep and which devices will require an upgrade. Call us at (206) 451-1051 or complete the form to get started.