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September 15, 2020

Can I Use a Modesto Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security package? You might even currently have a system with another company, but are unhappy with their current service.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Modesto security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

You Moved Into A House With Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you bought your new house, you discovered it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still go to your home to check that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your outdated system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you may have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Modesto security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older device, can you add it to the new security system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Components like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a quick process to connect the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You Want To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might want to switch companies without switching equipment. The first step is to learn if your current provider utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the latest and greatest products that may include more features and be easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just check that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .

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

To find out if your existing devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can still use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (209) 226-4324 or send in the form below to start your quote.