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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get an integrated security system? You might even already use a system with a different provider, but don’t like their current service.

Fortunately, you may be able to get a Kennewick security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A House With Existing Security Equipment 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, it's time to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still come to your house to ensure everything is still functioning and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly contract.

Yet don't worry that you're stuck with your old security system. Most new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to purchase devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also upgrade 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

In the past, you may have ordered an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a full Kennewick security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you integrate it into the new system?

Often yes -- but no promises. Products such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's an easy process to sync the item to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Retain Your Existing Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security company you have now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch companies without changing your system. The first thing to do is see if your current service has exclusive hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That can be a pain, but in the end you'll have the best, newest equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for most customers .

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

To learn if your existing components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your preferences and let you know what hardware you can keep and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (509) 240-8704 or send in the form on this page to get started.