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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a San Francisco 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 your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to use a full security package? You may even currently have a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their service.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a San Francisco security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.

You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Installed

When you bought your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to make sure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your former system. Most new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a better experience.

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You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

A while ago, you might have set up an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a complete San Francisco security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a quick process to sync the component to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which older equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without changing your system. The first thing to do is see if your current provider utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That might seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the best, newest equipment that may be more sensitive and easier to use.

If you can switch, then the change may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or worn equipment, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly for you .

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

To learn if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will discuss your preferences and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (415) 966-3602 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.