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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Champaign Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now want to get an integrated security system? You may even currently use a system with another company, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Champaign security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A House With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In

When you toured your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to ensure the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your outdated security system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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

A while ago, you might have bought an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a complete Champaign security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's an easy process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security service you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current service utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the most up-to-date equipment that may have more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

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

To find out if your existing hardware will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and tell you what components you can continue to use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (217) 765-0086 or send in the form below to start your quote.

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