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September 15, 2020

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

So you have an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to use a whole security system? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.

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

You Bought A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In

When you walked through your new home, you found out it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is very outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A technician will still visit your house to verify that everything is still working and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your former system. Most new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to purchase devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item

In the past, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you're ready for a full Reno security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you integrate it into the new system?

A lot of the times yes -- but not always. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's an easy process to sync the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Just call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which DIY equipment can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching companies without replacing hardware. First, you’ll need to learn if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your equipment. That may feel like a pain, but when it’s done you'll have the most up-to-date equipment that may have more features and be easier to manage.

If you can get a new provider, then the change may be more straightforward. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for most customers .

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

To learn if your current hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your needs and tell you what equipment you can continue to use and which components will need an upgrade. Call us at (775) 316-7001 or send in the form on this page to get started.