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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Oceanside?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security companies you can use, you could have questions about if you need to get brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Oceanside.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You can keep your existing components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old component and link it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the previous owners used a smart home system. All the components function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make the process easier. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, transferring the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old equipment with you

You might need to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to your new place when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or call a professional expert to take care of everything. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any new devices you want -- in your new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You use one device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite component because it might link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their services meticulously and welcome most Z-wave devices.

You may lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even see a few new actions that you can use now that it's part of a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Oceanside, or you need one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and devise the best solution for your family. Phone (760) 304-1641 or fill out the form below to get started.