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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Tampa Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to an integrated security system? You may even currently use a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their service.

Luckily, you might be able to order a Tampa security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new home, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your home to verify that the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your outdated security system. A lot of new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace 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

At one time, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Tampa security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you add it to the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to link the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which prior equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without replacing system. First, you’ll need to see if your current company uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date products that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

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

To see if your current components will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your preferences and let you know what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Call us at (813) 355-0757 or fill out the form below to get started.