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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even already use a system with another provider, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're limited to your former security system. Most new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a more modern experience.

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

In the past, you may have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a complete Madison security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple process to link the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or older security devices may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the security service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without upgrading your equipment. The first step is to see if your current provider has exclusive hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To learn if your old devices will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and tell you what components you can continue to use and which components will require an upgrade. Contact us at (608) 424-5550 or fill out the form below to get started.

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