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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to use a whole security system? You may even currently own a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Bought A House With Security Components Already Wired In

When you toured your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still come to your house to verify that the equipment is still working and update your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your previous security system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add on devices, such as 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’d Like To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

At one time, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a full Spokane security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's an easy set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security devices may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which older equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without changing your system. The first step is to learn if your current company uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a hassle, but at least you'll own the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or worn components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .

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

To see if your current devices will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your needs and find out what components you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (509) 240-8651 or send in the form to start your quote.