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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to an integrated security system? You may even currently own a system with another provider, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A House With Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still visit your home to check that everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former system. Most new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to purchase devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you may have purchased an exterior camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Springfield security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's an easy set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which prior devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To learn if your current devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (417) 233-4368 or send in the form below to get a quote.

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