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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll use for home security, you may have questions about if you should use new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Napa.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to keep your old components and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned device and slip it into the new system.

You moved into a place with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you buy a home, a security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have 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 ideas on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your old equipment with you

You might want to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional installer to take down the system. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any additions you want to put in -- in the new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

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

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you see the benefits of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone alarm or camera because it may fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their systems from the ground up and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was an individual device. You might even see a couple of new actions available now that the component’s is linked to an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Napa, or you want one built to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and find the best solution for your home. Phone (707) 895-5704 or fill out the form below to begin.