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September 15, 2020

Can I Order an Atlanta Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to use a full security system? You may even currently own a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Security Components Already Installed

When you bought your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to make sure the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your outdated security system. A lot of new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to purchase devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also replace your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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

In the past, you might have installed an exterior camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Atlanta security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy process to link the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior devices can work with the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch companies without switching system. The first step is to find out if your current provider uses proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That can feel like a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the latest and greatest technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To learn if your existing components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (404) 551-3078 or fill out the form to get a quote.