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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a College Station Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a complete security package? You may even currently have a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Installed

When you toured your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated security system. Many new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and get devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete College Station security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a simple set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without changing your equipment. The first step is to see if your current service utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a hassle, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest technology that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a College Station Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your security needs and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (979) 330-5973 or send in the form below to start your quote.