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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an Oceanside Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get an integrated security package? You might even already have a system with a different provider, but don’t like their offerings.

Fortunately, you may be able to have a Oceanside security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to verify that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your previous system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you might have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Oceanside security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's an easy set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without replacing equipment. The first step is to learn if your current company has exclusive hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can feel like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the best, newest equipment that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or worn components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for most customers .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get an Oceanside Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your existing components will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your preferences and let you know what hardware you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (760) 230-3571 or send in the form to get a quote.