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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Green Bay Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to use an integrated security system? You might even currently have a system with another company, but don’t like their service.

Luckily, you might be able to have a Green Bay security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

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

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to verify that everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your former security system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you might have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Green Bay security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Components like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick process to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which DIY devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing providers without changing your system. The first step is to find out if your current company uses exclusive hardware. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That might seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll have the best, newest technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Green Bay Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your old hardware will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (920) 309-5629 or complete the form to start your quote.