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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a whole security package? You might even already have a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Killeen security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still visit 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 contract.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your previous security system. Many new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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

At one time, you may have set up an exterior camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Killeen security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's an easy process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced.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 equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing providers without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current provider uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the latest and greatest products that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

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

To see if your existing components will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your preferences and let you know what components you can keep and which equipment will require an upgrade. Contact us at (254) 236-2429 or send in the form below to start your quote.