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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy an Ann Arbor Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a complete security system? You may even already have a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their current service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Built-in Security Hardware Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your home to make sure the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your former security 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 security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

At one time, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full Ann Arbor security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick process to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior components can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without switching system. First, you’ll need to find out if your current company has proprietary hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like a pain, but in the end you'll get the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Ann Arbor Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and tell you what components you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (734) 224-3173 or complete the form to get started.

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