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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy an Asheville Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance 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’re looking to use an integrated security package? You might even currently own a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. 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. A technician will still go to your house to make sure the equipment is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your outdated security system. A lot of new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

A while ago, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full Asheville security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a quick set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which prior devices can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without upgrading your system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .

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

To find out if your old components will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (828) 202-7229 or send in the form to get started.

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