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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now want to get an integrated security package? You might even already have a system with another company, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to ensure the components are still functioning and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your old security system. Many new components can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Brownsville security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a simple set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing equipment. The first step is to find out if your current service utilizes 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 at least you'll have the best, newest technology that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Brownsville Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your current components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your needs and tell you what equipment you can still use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (956) 291-4473 or send in the form on this page to start your quote.