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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Los Angeles Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to use a full security system? You might even already have a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their current service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Built-in Security Equipment Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still visit your home to check that the components are still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't worry that you're limited to your outdated security system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to get devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade equipment for a more modern experience.

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

At one time, you might have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Los Angeles security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

Often 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 quick set up to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security components may not cooperate and will need replacement. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment can work with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching companies without switching system. The first step is to find out if your current company has exclusive equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll get the latest and greatest technology that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable devices, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your old hardware will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (310) 421-1393 or send in the form below to start your quote.