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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Myrtle Beach Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a full security suite? You might even already own a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their current service.

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

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to make sure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your previous security system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also replace equipment for a more modern experience.

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

A while ago, you might have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a complete Myrtle Beach security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new system?

Often yes -- but not always. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a quick set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which DIY components can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching providers without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is find out if your current service has exclusive hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll have the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Myrtle Beach Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your old hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your needs and find out what hardware you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (843) 310-1682 or complete the form to get started.