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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Roanoke Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to use a whole security suite? You might even currently own a system with another company, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Luckily, you might be able to order a Roanoke security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your home to make sure everything is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated security system. A lot of new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also replace components for a more modern experience.

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

In the past, you might have purchased an indoor camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Roanoke security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but not always. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick process to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the security company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching companies without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company uses proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a pain, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To see if your old devices will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (540) 212-9084 or fill out the form to get started.

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