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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Sioux City Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a complete security suite? You might even already own a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their current service.

Luckily, you may be able to order a Sioux City security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Components Already Installed

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your home to verify that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former system. Many new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a better experience.

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You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item

A while ago, you might have ordered a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Sioux City security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older devices can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current provider has exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a hassle, but at least you'll have the best, newest products that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Sioux City Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your needs and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (712) 796-2024 or send in the form on this page to get a quote.

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