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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Greenville 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 buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to an integrated security suite? You might even currently have a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Greenville security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still go to your house to check that everything is still working and update your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated system. Many new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored 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 your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Item

A while ago, you may have purchased a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Greenville security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's an easy process to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older equipment can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without replacing hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That might feel like a hassle, but in the end you'll own the best, newest technology that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

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 switch. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To find out if your old components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your needs and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Contact us at (864) 362-5081 or fill out the form to get started.