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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use an integrated security package? You might even already own a system with another company, but are unhappy with their current service.

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

You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your house to make sure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your previous security system. Many new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Jackson security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which prior equipment can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the security company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without replacing hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That might be an inconvenience, but at least you'll own the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To learn if your current devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and find out what components you can still use and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (601) 292-9204 or fill out the form to start your quote.