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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Sandy Springs Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now want to use a full security package? You may even currently own a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a Sandy Springs security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still come to your home to make sure 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 reduced monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your outdated system. Most new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.

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

In the past, you may have ordered an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a full Sandy Springs security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Components such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a quick set up to link the component to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY components can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without upgrading your hardware. First, you’ll need to find out if your current company uses proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like an inconvenience, but in the end you'll get the best, newest technology that may have more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Sandy Springs Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your old devices will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your preferences and tell you what equipment you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (770) 628-5897 or send in the form to get a quote.