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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an Akron Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a complete security package? You may even already have a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their current service.

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

You Bought A Home With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still visit your house to ensure everything is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your previous security system. Many new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a complete Akron security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a simple set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without switching equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service has exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a pain, but in the end you'll get the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Akron Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your current hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and let you know what components you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (330) 355-9089 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.

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