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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security package? You may even already own a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still visit your home to check that everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former system. A lot of new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, 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 Full Security System Around Your DIY Device

A while ago, you may have set up an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you’d like a complete Ventura security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you sync it with the new security system?

A lot of the times yes -- but no promises. Products such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick process to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which DIY equipment will work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without upgrading your system. The first step is to see if your current company has exclusive equipment. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may include more features and be easier to control.

If you can get a new provider, then the change over may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .

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

To see if your current components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (805) 292-2582 or fill out the form below to get started.