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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Boulder Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to get a whole security system? You may even already own a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Boulder security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your home to make sure everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated security system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

In the past, you might have purchased an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Boulder security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

Often yes -- but not always. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's an easy process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which DIY components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch providers without changing your system. The first thing to do is find out if your current service uses proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may feel like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, 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 find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Boulder Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing devices will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your preferences and find out what equipment you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (303) 479-3788 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.

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