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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a York Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

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

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

You Moved Into A House With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still go to your home to verify that the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're limited to your outdated system. Many new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you might have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full York security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's an easy set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without replacing system. The first step is to see if your current provider utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That might seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your current hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your needs and tell you what components you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (717) 256-1592 or fill out the form below to get started.

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