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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Des Moines Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to get an integrated security system? You may even already use a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your home to check that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your former security system. Many new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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

At one time, you may have installed a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a complete Des Moines security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which prior devices can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security service you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without upgrading your hardware. The first step is to find out if your current provider has exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That might be a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the latest and greatest technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Des Moines Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (515) 212-6493 or send in the form to start your quote.

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