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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Phoenix Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a complete security package? You might even already have a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a Phoenix security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still go to your home to verify that the equipment is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly contract.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your previous system. Most new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a better experience.

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

In the past, you may have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Phoenix security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you add it to the new system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which older components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your system. First, you’ll need to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a hassle, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure 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 replace outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .

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

To see if your current devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and tell you what components you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (602) 649-6096 or fill out the form to start your quote.