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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a full security system? You might even already have a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.

Fortunately, you might be able to order a Joliet security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Equipment Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to verify that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your old system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a better experience.

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You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

In the past, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Joliet security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which older equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want 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 changing companies without switching equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That may seem like a pain, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To learn if your existing hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and find out what components you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (815) 242-2890 or fill out the form to get started.

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