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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a New York City Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security system? You may even already own a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a New York City security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still go to your home to make sure the components are still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly contract.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your previous system. A lot of new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full New York City security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. 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 process to sync the item to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or very outdated security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY devices can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without upgrading your hardware. The first step is to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a New York City Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your existing hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (212) 553-6591 or send in the form below to get started.

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