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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Fort Myers Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a full security package? You might even already own a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Fort Myers security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your previous system. Many new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Item

A while ago, you may have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a complete Fort Myers security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's an easy process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which DIY devices can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing providers without upgrading your equipment. The first step is to see if your current service uses proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might be a pain, but when it’s done you'll get the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To see if your existing hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your preferences and tell you what equipment you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (239) 317-1360 or send in the form below to start your quote.