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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Greensboro Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a full security suite? You may even currently own a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A House With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still go to your home to ensure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your old system. Most new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

A while ago, you might have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Greensboro security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a quick set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security components may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the security service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without switching equipment. The first thing to do is see if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the latest and greatest products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To see if your existing hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your needs and tell you what components you can continue to use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (336) 306-5608 or complete the form to start your quote.