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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to get a complete security suite? You might even already use a system with another company, but don’t like their service.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Milwaukee security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your home to check that everything is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a better experience.

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You Want To Build A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you may have set up a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Milwaukee security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you integrate it into the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Devices 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 set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which DIY equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to find out if your current service has exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date products that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or worn components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To find out if your current hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and tell you what components you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (414) 376-0805 or send in the form below to get a quote.

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