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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an Orange County Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a full security system? You may even currently own a system with another company, but are unhappy with their current service.

Luckily, you might be able to have a Orange County security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A Home With Security Components Already Installed

When you toured your new house, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your home to ensure everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your previous system. Most new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you might have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a complete Orange County security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's an easy set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will need replacement. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which older devices can pair to the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing providers without switching equipment. The first step is to find out if your current service utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be an inconvenience, but at least you'll have the latest and greatest equipment that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Orange County Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old components will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (714) 475-2212 or send in the form on this page to get a quote.