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September 15, 2020

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

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

Luckily, you might be able to order a Charleston security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to verify that the components are still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your outdated system. Many new components can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your DIY Item

In the past, you may have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Charleston security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current provider utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like a pain, but at least you'll own the best, newest products that may have more features and be easier to manage.

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

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

To learn if your current components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and tell you what components you can continue to use and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (843) 305-8663 or send in the form on this page to start your quote.