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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to use an integrated security suite? You may even currently have a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Waco security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A House With Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still visit your house to check that the components are still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your outdated security system. A lot of new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

In the past, you may have bought an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Waco security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but not always. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a simple process to sync the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might want to switch companies without switching hardware. First, you’ll need to see if your current company utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the best, newest products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your existing devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (254) 236-5604 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.