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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy an Ocala Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a whole security package? You might even already have a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a Ocala security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

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

When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your old security system. Most new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a better experience.

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

A while ago, you might have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a full Ocala security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new security system?

Many times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without upgrading your hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That might seem like an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the latest and greatest products that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

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

To learn if your existing devices will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and let you know what components you can keep and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (352) 325-7261 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.