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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an Austin Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a whole security system? You may even already own a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their service.

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

You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still visit your house to make sure the components are still working and update your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your old system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

A while ago, you might have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Austin security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's an easy set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will need replacement. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which older devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without switching system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service has exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a pain, but at least you'll get the best, newest products that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get an Austin Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your existing hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and let you know what components you can continue to use and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (512) 641-0712 or send in the form below to start your quote.