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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even already use a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their current service.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Birmingham security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still come to your home to verify that the components are still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your outdated security system. Many new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also upgrade your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you might have ordered an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Birmingham security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Devices such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY components can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing companies without changing your hardware. The first thing to do is see if your current provider uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To learn if your current components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and find out what hardware you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (205) 203-0526 or complete the form to get started.