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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Sacramento?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you may wonder if you'll have to use brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Sacramento.

If you already use something like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You can keep your existing components and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Sacramento scenarios where you may want to keep your old device and link it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a home with home security alarms

A new house may come with a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.

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

You might need to take your existing Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device by yourself or contact a professional expert to dismantle your devices. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any smart items you need to add -- in the new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple device and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone device because it may link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might erase the video clips you collected, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even find a few new activities available now that it's part of a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Sacramento, or you want one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your family. Phone (916) 914-8674 or complete the form below to start.