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September 15, 2020

Can I Use an Oakland Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a full security suite? You may even currently own a system with a different company, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Installed

When you purchased your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to check that the components are still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're limited to your outdated system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out components for a better experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you might have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Oakland security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you add it to the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a simple set up to link the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior devices can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services

If the security company you have now isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without changing your hardware. First, you’ll need to find out if your current service has exclusive equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can feel like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll have the best, newest equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To see if your current devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and tell you what components you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (510) 295-0552 or send in the form on this page to get started.