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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to get a full security system? You might even currently have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Lima security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Components Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still come to your home to ensure everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're limited to your outdated security system. Most new components can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to purchase devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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

At one time, you might have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a full Lima security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Components such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's an easy process to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security devices may not cooperate and will need replacement. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which older components will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without upgrading your hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider uses proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can be an inconvenience, but in the end you'll get the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Lima Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and find out what hardware you can keep and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (419) 359-8743 or fill out the form on this page to start your quote.

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