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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Nashville Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now want to get a whole security package? You may even already have a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still visit your house to verify that everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your former system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to get devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

At one time, you may have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Nashville security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but not always. Components such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's an easy set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which DIY equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the security company you use now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without replacing hardware. First, you’ll need to see if your current service utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might be a pain, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To see if your old components will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and find out what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (615) 257-7896 or send in the form below to start your quote.