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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Stockton Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a complete security package? You might even currently own a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

Luckily, you might be able to have a Stockton security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, 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 Unless your hardware is significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to check that the components are still working and update your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a discounted monthly contract.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your outdated security system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and add devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace components for a better experience.

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You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

At one time, you may have installed an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Stockton security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a quick set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can help you know which prior equipment can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the security service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing providers without switching equipment. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That might feel like a pain, but at least you'll own the latest and greatest equipment that may have more features and be easier to control.

If you can switch, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To see if your existing devices will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your preferences and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (209) 226-4846 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.