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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Memphis Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a whole security suite? You may even already own a system with another company, but don’t like their service.

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

You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still go to your home to verify that the components are still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.

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

A while ago, you might have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Memphis security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior equipment can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without changing your hardware. The first thing to do is learn if your current company has exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can be a hassle, but in the end you'll get the latest and greatest products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To find out if your old hardware will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and tell you what equipment you can keep and which devices will require an upgrade. Call us at (901) 250-6841 or send in the form to get started.