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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Rockford Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to use an integrated security suite? You might even already use a system with another provider, but don’t like their current service.

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

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

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to make sure everything is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your old security system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more modern experience.

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

In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a complete Rockford security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you add it to the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a simple process to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY components can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Services

If the security service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch companies without changing your system. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That may seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or worn components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .

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

To learn if your existing hardware will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and find out what hardware you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (815) 242-2899 or fill out the form to start your quote.