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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now want to use a complete security system? You might even already have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Manchester security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Equipment Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your house to make sure the components are still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your previous security system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

At one time, you might have purchased an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full Manchester security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but not always. Devices such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a quick set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security devices may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older components can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing companies without replacing system. The first thing to do is find out if your current service has exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can feel like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To find out if your old components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your needs and find out what hardware you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (603) 932-7598 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.

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