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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a whole security package? You may even already own a system with a different company, but don’t like their service.

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

You Moved Into A House With Security Components Already Wired In

When you toured your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still come to your house to verify that the equipment is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your former security system. A lot of new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Device

At one time, you may have purchased a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Richmond security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a quick set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Companies

If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might think about changing companies without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is see if your current provider has exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like an inconvenience, but in the end you'll get the best, newest technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for you .

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

To learn if your existing components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your needs and let you know what hardware you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Call us at (804) 294-0619 or send in the form on this page to get a quote.

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