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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a full security suite? You might even already use a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your old system. Many new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a better experience.

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You Want To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Item

In the past, you might have installed a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Hartford security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times 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. After that, it's a simple process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching companies without switching equipment. The first thing to do is see if your current company utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That may feel like an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the best, newest products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To find out if your current devices will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your security needs and let you know what equipment you can keep and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (860) 288-4370 or fill out the form to get started.

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