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September 15, 2020

Can I Order an Abeline Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security package? You may even already use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Components Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to ensure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your old security system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

At one time, you may have set up an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Abilene security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a quick set up to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older equipment will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without upgrading your equipment. The first step is to find out if your current provider utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a pain, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Abeline Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your old devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your needs and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will require an upgrade. Contact us at (325) 313-2016 or complete the form below to get a quote.