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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a whole security suite? You might even currently use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to get a Denver security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

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

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to check that the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated system. Most new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you may have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full Denver security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Devices such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a quick set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which older components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the security service you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without switching hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or broken components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To learn if your current hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (720) 465-2917 or complete the form on this page to get started.

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