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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Chico Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to use a whole security suite? You might even already own a system with a different company, but don’t like their current service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Installed

When you toured your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. An installer will still go to your house to check that the components are still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly contract.

However, don't worry that you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Component

A while ago, you may have installed a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you’d like a full Chico security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. After that, it's a simple set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can help you know which DIY equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without upgrading your system. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That might seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll own the best, newest technology 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 don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to replace old-fashioned or worn devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .

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

To see if your current hardware will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your security needs and tell you what equipment you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Contact us at (530) 205-3977 or send in the form below to start your quote.