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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a San Jose Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to use a full security package? You may even already use a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still go to your home to verify that everything is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your former security system. Most new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Item

At one time, you might have installed an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a complete San Jose security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's an easy set up to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older devices can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the security company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about changing companies without replacing system. First, you’ll need to see if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a hassle, but at least you'll own the best, newest equipment that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change over may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll need to change out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for most customers .

Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a San Jose Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To learn if your current components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can keep and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (408) 641-3351 or complete the form to get a quote.