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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Raleigh Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a whole security package? You might even currently use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, 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 Unless your components are vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your home to check that everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated system. A lot of new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a better experience.

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

In the past, you might have bought a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Raleigh security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older equipment can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch providers without replacing equipment. The first thing to do is see if your current company has proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might seem like a pain, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date technology that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just make sure 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 replace outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Raleigh Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (919) 756-7929 or complete the form to get started.