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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Columbia Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a full security package? You might even already use a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.

Luckily, you may be able to order a Columbia security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to check that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're limited to your old system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware 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 may have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a complete Columbia security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Devices like 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 quick process to link the item to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security devices may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older devices can connect to the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without replacing hardware. First, you’ll need to find out if your current provider has exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can seem like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To learn if your current hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your needs and let you know what hardware you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (803) 380-6011 or complete the form below to get started.