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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an El Paso 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 your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even currently have a system with a different provider, but don’t like their service.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still visit your home to check that the equipment is still functioning and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your old security system. Most new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.

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

At one time, you might have purchased an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete El Paso security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or older security components may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older devices can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without switching hardware. The first step is to learn if your current provider has proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a pain, but in the end you'll get the latest and greatest products that may include more features and be easier to manage.

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 be responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get an El Paso Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your old devices will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and tell you what hardware you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (915) 233-0687 or complete the form below to get a quote.