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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get an integrated security package? You may even already own a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Riverside 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 learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your house to check that the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't feel like you're boxed into your previous system. Many new components can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade your hardware for a better experience.

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You Want To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

At one time, you might have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Riverside security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a simple process to pair the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which DIY components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing providers without changing your equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That might be a pain, but at least you'll get the best, newest products that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your current devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can still use and which equipment will require an upgrade. Call us at (951) 253-3041 or complete the form below to get a quote.