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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what service you’ll use for home security, you could wonder if you'll have to buy brand-new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Stockton.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your existing components and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned equipment and add it to the new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-installed security system

Sometimes when you buy a house, a home security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make your life easier. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may need to bring your old home security components with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional expert to come and take care of the system. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any additions you need to make -- in your new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you see the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that lone device because it may fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and can manage 3rd party devices.

You might erase the video clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You might even discover a few new options that you can use now that the component’s within a larger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Stockton, or you need one built to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your needs and will build the best mixture for your home. Phone (209) 379-0036 or send in the form below to begin.