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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Wilmington Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a whole security package? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Luckily, you might be able to get a Wilmington security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Components Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your home to ensure the equipment is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your former security system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also switch out equipment for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

A while ago, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Wilmington security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's an easy process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security components may not cooperate and will need replacement. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior components can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without switching equipment. First, you’ll need to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the best, newest products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To learn if your existing devices will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and tell you what components you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (910) 263-6334 or fill out the form below to get started.