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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Bellingham Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a complete security package? You may even already use a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to order a Bellingham security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Components Already Wired In

When you toured your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still go to your house to check that the equipment is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're limited to your previous system. A lot of new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

At one time, you may have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Bellingham security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Devices such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without replacing equipment. The first thing to do is learn if your current service has proprietary equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Bellingham Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your existing components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your security needs and tell you what equipment you can still use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (360) 205-2750 or complete the form below to get started.

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