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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Long Beach Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to an integrated security system? You might even currently own a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to get a Long Beach security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your house to verify that everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your previous security system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component

In the past, you might have set up an exterior camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Long Beach security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a simple set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which older devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without switching hardware. The first step is to find out if your current provider utilizes exclusive equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That might feel like a hassle, but at least you'll get the best, newest products that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify 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 old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Long Beach Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your old devices will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (562) 203-6338 or send in the form below to get started.