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September 15, 2020

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

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

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

You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your home to make sure the components are still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your previous system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.

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

In the past, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a complete McAllen security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's an easy process to link the item to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which older devices will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing companies without changing your system. The first step is to find out if your current company utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That might seem like a hassle, but at least you'll get the best, newest technology that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

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

To learn if your old components will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can keep and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (956) 291-4643 or complete the form to get started.