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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Monroe Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a complete security package? You might even already own a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to verify that the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your previous security system. Most new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, 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 Add An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

At one time, you might have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Monroe security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a quick process to link the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior devices can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services

If the security service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch companies without upgrading your equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider has proprietary components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a pain, but in the end you'll own the most up-to-date products that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Monroe Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and find out what equipment you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (318) 226-6496 or send in the form below to get started.