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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to use an integrated security suite? You might even currently have a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.

Fortunately, you may be able to get a Lakeland security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A Home With Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still visit your house to make sure everything is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a reduced monthly contract.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your outdated system. Most new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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

In the past, you might have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Lakeland security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's an easy process to pair the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security devices may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which older devices can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might want to switch companies without changing your equipment. The first thing to do is learn if your current company utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the best, newest technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To see if your current hardware will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and tell you what equipment you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (863) 225-1652 or send in the form on this page to get a quote.