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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Washington, DC Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a whole security system? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Washington, DC security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still go to your home to make sure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your old system. Most new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.

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

At one time, you might have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a complete Washington, DC security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's an easy set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior devices can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services

If the security service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching companies without upgrading your system. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider uses proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That might feel like a pain, but at least you'll get the best, newest equipment that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Washington, DC Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your existing hardware will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (202) 221-4066 or send in the form below to get a quote.

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