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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Kalamazoo 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 a wired security system. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a whole security package? You might even currently have a system with another company, but don’t like their service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your house to verify that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new components can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you may have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Kalamazoo security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a simple set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior equipment can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without switching equipment. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider has exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a pain, but in the end you'll have the best, newest technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .

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

To learn if your old hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your needs and find out what hardware you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (269) 224-1045 or send in the form on this page to start your quote.

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