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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Fort Wayne Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a whole security package? You may even currently use a system with another company, but don’t like their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a Fort Wayne security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House 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 the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your home to check that the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your outdated system. A lot of new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

A while ago, you may have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full Fort Wayne security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a simple process to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior components will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without changing your equipment. The first step is to learn if your current service uses exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That might seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the best, newest products that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Fort Wayne Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your existing components will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your preferences and tell you what components you can keep and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (260) 203-1992 or send in the form to start your quote.

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