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September 15, 2020

Can I Get a Bakersfield Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has security equipment. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to an integrated security package? You may even currently own a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still come to your house to make sure the equipment is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly bill.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your outdated security system. Most new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.

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

At one time, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a full Bakersfield security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off device, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. 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 process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security components may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without upgrading your equipment. First, you’ll need to learn if your current provider has proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may feel like a hassle, but at least you'll have the best, newest products that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change over 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 contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To see if your existing devices will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and let you know what hardware you can continue to use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (661) 231-6886 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.