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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a full security system? You may even currently use a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their service.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Components Already Wired In

When you toured your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your house to verify that the equipment is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your old security system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a better experience.

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You Want To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you may have purchased a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Lexington security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick process to link the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which DIY equipment will work with the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without changing your system. The first thing to do is see if your current provider utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may seem like a pain, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest technology that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

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

To find out if your existing components will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and find out what equipment you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (859) 279-1710 or complete the form below to get started.

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