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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a johnson City Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a full security package? You may even already use a system with a different company, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your home to ensure everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your old security system. Most new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you may have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a full Johnson City security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a simple set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY devices will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without changing your equipment. The first step is to learn if your current provider uses exclusive components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be a hassle, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date products that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To see if your old components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (423) 241-8092 or send in the form on this page to start your quote.