ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving The Entire New Orleans Metro Area
Outdated home security system in New Orleans
September 15, 2020

Can I Use a New Orleans 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 custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even currently use a system with a different company, but don’t like their service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Installed

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 hardware is significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your home to check that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly plan.

Yet don't worry that you're stuck with your old security system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more modern experience.

New Orleans security system monitoring.

You Want To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

In the past, you might have set up an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete New Orleans security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you sync it with the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick process to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which prior components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the security service you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll get the most up-to-date products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a New Orleans Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To see if your current devices will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (504) 291-4028 or fill out the form to get a quote.