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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to get a full security system? You may even already use a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their current service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your house to check that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're limited to your former security system. Many new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

A while ago, you may have ordered an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Athens security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out.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 help you know which prior components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without switching system. The first step is to see if your current service uses exclusive hardware. 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 own the best, newest products that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Athens 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 discuss your preferences and tell you what hardware you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (706) 397-7344 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.