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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a whole security system? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but don’t like their offerings.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Lansing security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you toured your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still visit your house to check that everything is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your old system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you might have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Lansing security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that older component, can you integrate it into 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. Following that, it's a simple process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which older equipment can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without switching equipment. The first step is to see if your current company has exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own 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 outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To find out if your old components will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (517) 295-3112 or fill out the form to start your quote.

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