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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Burlington Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a whole security suite? You may even currently use a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their current service.

Fortunately, you might be able to have a Burlington security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to verify that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your outdated system. Many new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out components for a better experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

In the past, you might have installed a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Burlington security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which DIY components can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services

If the security company you use now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without changing your hardware. The first step is to learn if your current provider utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the most up-to-date technology that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your old components will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your needs and find out what components you can still use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (802) 242-6460 or send in the form below to start your quote.

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