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September 15, 2020

Can I Get an Erie Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to get an integrated security package? You may even currently own a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to order a Erie security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A Home With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your house to verify that everything is still working and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you might have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a full Erie security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick set up to link the item to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which older components can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing providers without upgrading your equipment. The first step is to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can be a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get an Erie Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your needs and find out what equipment you can still use and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (814) 212-8989 or send in the form below to get a quote.

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