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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Eugene Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to get an integrated security suite? You may even already own a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their service.

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

You Bought A Home With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still visit your house to check that everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your former system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component

At one time, you might have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full Eugene security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's an easy set up to connect the item to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which DIY devices can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing providers without changing your equipment. The first step is to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like a hassle, but in the end you'll get the best, newest products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Eugene Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your current components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and let you know what hardware you can keep and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (541) 210-9214 or fill out the form to start your quote.