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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a San Bernadino Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a whole security package? You may even currently have a system with another company, but don’t like their current service.

Luckily, you might be able to get a San Bernadino security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Components Already Installed

When you bought your new home, 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 hardware is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still go to your home to check that the components are still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your former system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade your hardware for a better experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Item

At one time, you may have ordered an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a full San Bernadino security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Products 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 an easy process to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching companies without switching system. The first step is to learn if your current service uses proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be a hassle, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest technology that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To find out if your current components will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (909) 247-3368 or complete the form on this page to get started.