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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Bloomington 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. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a whole security package? You may even currently own a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still go to your house to make sure everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.

Yet don't worry that you're stuck with your former security system. Many new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more modern experience.

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

At one time, you may have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Bloomington security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick process to pair the item to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security devices may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the security company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing companies without switching system. The first thing to do is learn if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a hassle, but at least you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To find out if your existing components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your needs and let you know what components you can keep and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (309) 316-6083 or send in the form on this page to get started.

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