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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Chattanooga Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a complete security suite? You might even already use a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their current service.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a Chattanooga security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Components Already Wired In

When you toured your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your house to verify that the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your outdated system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace equipment for a better experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you may have purchased an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a full Chattanooga security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to pair the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY devices can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without switching hardware. The first step is to learn if your current service utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That might seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the best, newest products that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. 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 contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

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

To find out if your existing components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (423) 241-8594 or send in the form to get a quote.