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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has security equipment. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a whole security suite? You may even already have a system with another provider, but don’t like their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Texarkana security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your house to make sure the equipment 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 reduced monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out components for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you may have installed an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a full Texarkana security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple process to link the device to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the security company you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing equipment. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider has proprietary equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That might feel like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To find out if your existing components will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and tell you what equipment you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (870) 705-5023 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.