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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Phoenix?

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different home security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to get all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Phoenix.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You should be able to take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your preowned device and slip it into the new system.

Your new home has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you buy a house, you’ll see that the old owners didn’t take a security system. All the components work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability issues, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You might want to bring along your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to transfer, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each device yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and take down your devices. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any new things you need -- in the new house. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have one device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite device because it might fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services meticulously and can manage most Z-wave components.

You could lose the video clips you saved, as they might not integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was an individual component. You could even find a few new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a larger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Phoenix, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security needs and find the best solution for your house. Phone (602) 755-6051 or fill out the form below to get started.