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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to an integrated security package? You may even currently have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you may be able to order a Columbus security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

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

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to check that everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your outdated security system. Most new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

At one time, you might have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Columbus security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a simple set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior components can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without replacing system. First, you’ll need to see if your current service utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That might be an inconvenience, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest technology that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To learn if your old devices will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (706) 397-7027 or send in the form on this page to start your quote.