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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security companies you can use, you may wonder if you should use all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Riverside.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You should be able to take your existing components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your preowned equipment and link it to the new system.

Your new home has an existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a security system. All the components work, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no usability problems, and they might offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing components with you

You may want to bring along your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as modern alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional expert to come and dismantle everything. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any new things you want -- in your new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter component and need to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you see the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter device because it may fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their services from the ground up and allow 3rd party components.

You might erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You may even find some new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to a bigger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Riverside, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and will build the best solution for your family. Phone (951) 477-3741 or fill out the form below to start.