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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Gainesville Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to get an integrated security system? You might even currently use a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still visit your house to verify that the components are still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your old security system. Most new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you may have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Gainesville security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new security system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a simple set up to link the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older equipment can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching companies without upgrading your system. The first step is to see if your current company uses exclusive components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be a pain, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .

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

To see if your existing devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and find out what components you can continue to use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (352) 325-7286 or complete the form to get started.