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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy A Plano Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a full security suite? You may even already own a system with another company, but don’t like their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Plano 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 home, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still go to your house to check that everything is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly plan.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your old security system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you may have bought an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full Plano security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick process to pair the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security devices may not cooperate and will need replacement. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which prior components will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without replacing system. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a hassle, but in the end you'll get the most up-to-date products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get A Plano Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old devices will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (972) 357-1049 or send in the form below to get started.