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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a full security suite? You may even currently have a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

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

When you toured your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your house to make sure the components are still working and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your former security system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component

In the past, you might have set up an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a complete Hagerstown security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's an easy process to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security components may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which prior components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Services

If the security service you use now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch providers without switching hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service has proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a pain, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date technology that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Hagerstown 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 experts will discuss your needs and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (301) 288-1501 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.

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