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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Salem Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to use a full security system? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to check that the components are still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your previous system. Most new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you may have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Salem security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a simple set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior devices can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing providers without replacing hardware. The first step is to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll get the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .

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

To find out if your current components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your needs and let you know what hardware you can keep and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (503) 300-4371 or fill out the form on this page to get a quote.