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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Florence Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

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

Luckily, you might be able to order a Florence security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A House With Built-in Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still go to your house to verify that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your old security system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

A while ago, you might have set up an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Florence security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's an easy process to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without replacing hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider has proprietary components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be a hassle, but at least you'll get the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To find out if your current components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your needs and let you know what components you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (843) 310-4058 or fill out the form below to get started.