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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a St. Petersburg Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a complete security system? You might even already own a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to order a St. Petersburg security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still go to your house to make sure everything is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your outdated system. Most new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Item

In the past, you might have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a comprehensive St. Petersburg security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's an easy set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which older equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without upgrading your system. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

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

To see if your current devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and let you know what components you can still use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (727) 258-2938 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.