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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to get a whole security system? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed

When you toured your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still visit your house to make sure everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your former security system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Component

At one time, you may have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a complete Dothan security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a simple set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior equipment can work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security company you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch providers without switching equipment. The first step is to find out if your current provider utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the latest and greatest equipment that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To see if your current components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and let you know what hardware you can still use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (334) 219-8334 or send in the form below to start your quote.