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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a North Carolina Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to get a complete security package? You might even currently have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you may be able to order a Charlotte security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still visit your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your previous security system. Many new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you may have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Charlotte security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy set up to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which DIY components will work with the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the security service you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing providers without replacing system. The first step is to see if your current service uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a pain, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest technology that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for most customers .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a North Carolina Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and find out what equipment you can still use and which devices will require an upgrade. Call us at (704) 980-0988 or send in the form to start your quote.