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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Grand Rapids Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a full security system? You might even already own a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

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

When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still visit your home to ensure everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your previous security system. A lot of new devices can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to purchase 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 Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Grand Rapids security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which prior devices will work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security service you use now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider has exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may feel like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To find out if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (616) 207-3771 or fill out the form on this page to get started.