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September 15, 2020

Can I Order an Oklahoma City Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security suite? You may even already use a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their current service.

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

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you toured your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still visit your house to verify that the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your previous system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a better experience.

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You Want To Add A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you might have purchased an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Oklahoma City security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you sync it with the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which DIY equipment can work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing providers without changing your equipment. The first step is to learn if your current provider uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll get the most up-to-date equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Oklahoma City Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your existing hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and let you know what hardware you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (405) 347-5898 or send in the form on this page to get started.

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