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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Trenton Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to get a complete security package? You might even currently own a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to get a Trenton security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Installed

When you toured your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still visit your house to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your former security system. Many new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you might have purchased an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Trenton security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a simple process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which DIY components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without changing your system. The first step is to see if your current company uses proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the latest and greatest products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Trenton Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (609) 256-4469 or fill out the form to start your quote.

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