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September 15, 2020

Can I Order an Augusta Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home 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 get a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a complete security suite? You might even currently own a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still visit your house to make sure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your former system. Most new components 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 comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you may have purchased an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Augusta security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's an easy set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which older components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without changing your equipment. First, you’ll need to see if your current service has proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That may be a hassle, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date technology that may have more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Augusta Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your old hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (706) 397-7051 or complete the form to get started.