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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to get a complete security package? You might even currently have a system with a different company, but don’t like their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to order a Scottsdale security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to verify that the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your outdated system. Most new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you may have installed an exterior camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Scottsdale security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's an easy process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior components will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is see if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can be an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

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

To find out if your current devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your security needs and tell you what components you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Contact us at (480) 608-0061 or send in the form below to get a quote.