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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to an integrated security system? You might even already own a system with a different company, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still go to your home to verify that the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't assume that you're limited to your previous security system. Most new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

In the past, you may have bought an exterior camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Shreveport security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's an easy process to link the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older devices can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without replacing equipment. The first thing to do is learn if your current service utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a pain, but at least you'll get the best, newest equipment that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .

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

To see if your old hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your security needs and let you know what components you can still use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (318) 228-1466 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.