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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Santa Clarita Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a complete security system? You might even currently have a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their service.

Fortunately, you may be able to order a Santa Clarita security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. 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. An installer will still come to your house to make sure the components are still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may qualify for a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your outdated security system. A lot of new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You Want To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

A while ago, you might have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a complete Santa Clarita security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a simple process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior components can work with the control panel and mobile app.

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

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch companies without switching system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That can seem like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest products that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for you .

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

To find out if your old hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your needs and let you know what components you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (661) 231-0767 or complete the form to get a quote.

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