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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Tempe Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use an integrated security package? You may even already use a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their service.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Tempe security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A Home With Security Components Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still come to your home to ensure the components are still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and get devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item

In the past, you may have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Tempe security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a quick set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your equipment. The first thing to do is learn if your current company has exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a pain, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

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

To see if your existing hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your security needs and tell you what equipment you can still use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (480) 608-0064 or complete the form below to start your quote.