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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Sacramento Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you get an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a complete security suite? You may even already use a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed

When you bought your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still visit your home to ensure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your old security system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

At one time, you might have ordered an indoor camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Sacramento security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's an easy process to pair the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which older components will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing providers without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is learn if your current service has exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That might feel like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest products that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth for most customers .

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

To learn if your old hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and find out what hardware you can still use and which devices will need an upgrade. Call us at (916) 407-0556 or complete the form below to get a quote.