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September 15, 2020

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

So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security system? You might even currently have a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their current service.

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

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to make sure everything is still working and update your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're boxed into your former system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and upgrade to new devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more modern experience.

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You Want To Incorporate A Full Security System Around Your DIY Item

In the past, you might have purchased a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Mesa security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY piece of equipment, can you add it to the new system?

Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's a quick process to pair the component to your ADT control panel. However, low-priced or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can let you know which prior components can connect to the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Retain Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Providers

If the security service you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about changing providers without replacing equipment. The first step is to see if your current company utilizes exclusive hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may feel like a pain, but at least you'll get the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to manage.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check that you don't have a previous contract before you make the change. You may be paying for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or worn devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .

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

To see if your current devices will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your needs and let you know what components you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (480) 608-0065 or fill out the form below to start your quote.