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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home services you can use, you may wonder if you'll have to get new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Long Beach.

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your old components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your old device and link it to your new system.

Your new place has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a home security system. All the components function well, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old devices with you

You might need to bring your favorite home security components with you to a new house when you move. It should be pretty simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a professional installer to dismantle your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new things you want -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one alarm or camera and want to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you take notice of the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite device because it could link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and can manage many modern components.

You may lose the saved data you saved, as they won’t move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a single component. You may even see a couple of new actions that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Long Beach, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and find the best mixture for your house. Phone (562) 376-5457 or fill out the form below to get started.