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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what company you’ll use for home security, you may wonder if you need to get new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Tempe.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your old components and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing device and link it to the new system.

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

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a security system is already established. All the components work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint service may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your existing devices with you

You may need to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty simple to do, as most components are plug and play. You can take down each component yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use one component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it may integrate with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You might lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into the Vivint app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual component. You may even see some new activities available now that the device is is linked to a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Tempe, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and will build the best mixture for your home. Phone (480) 360-6677 or send in the form below to get started.