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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Baltimore Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to get a whole security package? You might even currently use a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their service.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Baltimore security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Built-in 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 components are vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still go to your home to verify that everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated security system. Most new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to purchase devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a full Baltimore security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's an easy process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which older equipment can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch providers without upgrading your system. The first thing to do is learn if your current provider utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a hassle, but at least you'll get the best, newest equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

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 switch over. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .

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

To see if your current components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (410) 934-3289 or fill out the form to get started.

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