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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Medford 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. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a whole security suite? You might even currently have a system with another company, but are unhappy with their current service.

Luckily, you may be able to get a Medford security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to ensure everything is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're limited to your old system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component

In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Medford security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but not always. Devices like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple process to link the component to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security components may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which DIY devices can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company has proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll have the latest and greatest technology that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To find out if your old hardware will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your preferences and let you know what components you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (541) 209-6918 or fill out the form to get a quote.