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September 15, 2020

Can I Order A Philadelphia Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to use an integrated security system? You may even currently own a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you toured your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to verify that the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated security system. Many new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Philadelphia security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's an easy set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior components will work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching companies without replacing system. The first thing to do is see if your current service has exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a pain, but at least you'll get the most up-to-date equipment that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To find out if your existing components will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (215) 798-2927 or complete the form below to get a quote.

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