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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a whole security suite? You may even already own a system with another provider, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Bought A House With Security Components Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still come to your home to check that everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your former security system. Most new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to get devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

At one time, you might have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a full Chicago security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a simple process to link the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which DIY devices will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch companies without changing your equipment. The first step is to find out if your current provider has proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the best, newest products that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or worn components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Chicago Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your old hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your security needs and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (312) 319-8662 or fill out the form on this page to get started.

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