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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Decatur Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to get an integrated security system? You may even already own a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Luckily, you might be able to order a Decatur security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A House With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your house to ensure the equipment is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your outdated system. Many new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you might have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a complete Decatur security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you integrate it into the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a quick process to link the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older devices can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without upgrading your system. The first step is to learn if your current provider uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That might feel like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the latest and greatest products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

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

To see if your existing hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (256) 246-8823 or fill out the form to get started.