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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Fort Lauderdale Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a whole security system? You may even currently own a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their service.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still visit your house to ensure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your former system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

In the past, you might have ordered an indoor camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Fort Lauderdale security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a quick process to link the item to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY devices can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you use now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching companies without changing your hardware. The first thing to do is see if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be an inconvenience, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest products that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Fort Lauderdale Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing components will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your security needs and find out what components you can still use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (954) 688-4955 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.