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September 15, 2020

Can I Buy a Sante Fe 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 new build already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a full security system? You might even currently use a system with a different company, but don’t like their service.

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

You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In

When you walked through your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still come to your home to ensure the components are still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a discounted monthly plan.

Yet don't assume that you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out equipment for a more up-to-date experience.

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

At one time, you might have bought an exterior camera or a water sensor as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a comprehensive Santa Fe security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new system?

Many times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's a simple set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers

If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without switching system. The first thing to do is learn if your current service utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be a hassle, but in the end you'll own the latest and greatest technology that may be more sensitive and user friendly.

If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll need to switch out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth in most cases .

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

To see if your existing devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your preferences and tell you what hardware you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (505) 317-7139 or complete the form on this page to get started.