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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a St Louis Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to order a St. Louis security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your house to check that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your former system. Many new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

In the past, you might have ordered an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a complete St. Louis security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Components such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which older equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you have now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch providers without replacing hardware. The first thing to do is learn if your current company uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That might feel like a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the most up-to-date products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .

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

To find out if your existing devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and let you know what components you can still use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (314) 274-9817 or complete the form to get started.

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