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September 15, 2020

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

So your house has an existing security system and you want to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to use a whole security suite? You might even already own a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their service.

Luckily, you may be able to have a Portland security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Bought A Home With Security Components Already Installed

When you walked through your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is very outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still come to your home to ensure the components are still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly plan.

However, don't feel like you're limited to your outdated system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.

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You’d Like To Incorporate An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component

A while ago, you may have purchased an indoor camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Portland security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Components like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior equipment will work with the mobile app and control panel.

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

If the security company you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing providers without upgrading your hardware. The first thing to do is see if your current company utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can be a pain, but in the end you'll own the best, newest technology that may have more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or broken equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .

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

To find out if your existing components will connect to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will talk through your needs and let you know what components you can continue to use and which devices will need an upgrade. Contact us at (503) 300-4377 or complete the form below to get started.