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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a San Diego Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to an integrated security suite? You may even already own a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their current service.

Luckily, you might be able to order a San Diego security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A Home With Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to ensure the equipment is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your previous system. A lot of new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add on devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

At one time, you may have ordered an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a complete San Diego security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new security system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch companies without switching equipment. First, you’ll need to find out if your current service utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might feel like an inconvenience, but at least you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To find out if your current devices will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (619) 354-2314 or complete the form on this page to get started.