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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a full security package? You might even already have a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Gaithersburg security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to ensure everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't assume that you're limited to your previous security system. A lot of new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you might have set up an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a full Gaithersburg security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but not always. Components such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a quick process to link the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without switching system. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That might be an inconvenience, but in the end you'll get the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Gaithersburg Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your current devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and tell you what equipment you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (301) 278-8866 or send in the form below to get started.