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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Maybe new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use an integrated security system? You may even currently own a system with another company, but don’t like their current service.

Fortunately, you might be able to get a Napa security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.

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

When you toured your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your house to verify that the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly plan.

However, don't feel like you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new accessories can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device

In the past, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you're ready for a comprehensive Napa security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you sync it with the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Products like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's an easy process to link the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or very outdated security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security company you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch companies without upgrading your equipment. First, you’ll need to see if your current provider has exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That might feel like a hassle, but in the end you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be somewhat easy. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

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

To see if your current devices will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your security needs and let you know what components you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (707) 244-9280 or fill out the form on this page to get a quote.