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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Stamford 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 get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to use a full security system? You may even currently use a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

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

You Bought A House With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still go to your house to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated system. Most new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also replace components for a better experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Stamford security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which DIY components will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you use now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without upgrading your system. The first thing to do is learn if your current service has exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That might seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .

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

To find out if your old devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and let you know what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (203) 403-2796 or send in the form below to start your quote.

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