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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on which company you’ll try for a customized smart home, you could have questions about if you should buy new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Chico.

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

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

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a security system is already established. All the devices work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability problems, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might want to bring your existing Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to do, as modern components are plug and play. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional expert to dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any additions you want to make -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and need to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you see the value of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter component because it could integrate with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services meticulously and can manage 3rd party components.

You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was a single component. You could even find a few new activities that you can use now that it's part of an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Chico, or you’d rather get one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and will build the best solution for your house. Call (530) 460-6338 or complete the form below to get started.