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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a San Antonio Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a full security system? You might even already own a system with another company, but don’t like their service.

Luckily, you may be able to order a San Antonio security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Installed

When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to make sure everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're boxed into your former system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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

A while ago, you may have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full San Antonio security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older component, can you add it to the new security system?

Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple process to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch companies without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider has exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a hassle, but at least you'll get the best, newest technology that may be more sophisticated 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 paying for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To see if your current components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and find out what components you can still use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (210) 794-6382 or fill out the form to get started.