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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Dallas Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to an integrated security package? You may even currently have a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still visit your home to ensure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your outdated system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Item

A while ago, you might have set up an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Dallas security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a quick process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which older components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the security company you have now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch companies without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current company has exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can feel like an inconvenience, but in the end you'll have the best, newest products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To find out if your old hardware will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (214) 997-6030 or send in the form on this page to get a quote.