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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Salinas Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a complete security suite? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but don’t like their current service.

Luckily, you might be able to get a Salinas security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still visit your home to check that everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated security system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, like smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

A while ago, you may have ordered an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete Salinas security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?

Many 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 ability to integrate. Following that, it's an easy set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY devices can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without changing your equipment. The first thing to do is see if your current company uses exclusive components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can feel like a pain, but in the end you'll own the best, newest equipment that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may be on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To see if your old devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and let you know what hardware you can still use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (831) 205-7394 or complete the form below to start your quote.