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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Dover 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 your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security system? You may even currently have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Components Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to check that everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your old security system. Many new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Item

A while ago, you might have bought a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Dover security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a simple set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior devices can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security service you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without switching system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company uses exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can feel like an inconvenience, but in the end you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just check that you don't have a current contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To learn if your current devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (302) 238-1722 or fill out the form below to get started.

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