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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different home security services you can use, you could have questions about if you should get new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Mesa.

Using existing devices depends on the situation. You should be able to take your existing components and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new home has an existing security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll find that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the devices work, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, 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 compatibility issues, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring along your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and take care of the system. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new items you need -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and want to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it may link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and allow 3rd party components.

You could lose the video clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was an individual component. You might even discover some new options available now that the device is is linked to an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Mesa, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Phone (480) 568-6350 or fill out the form below to start.