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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Pittsburgh Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a complete security package? You might even currently have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Components Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your home to make sure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your former system. Many new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to get devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you might have purchased an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a complete Pittsburgh security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior equipment can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without replacing hardware. The first thing to do is find out if your current company has exclusive equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, 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 find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

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

To see if your old hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and let you know what hardware you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (412) 230-3668 or complete the form to get a quote.

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