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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about customizing your new security system, you could wonder if you'll have to buy all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Orange County.

If you have a device like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You can take your existing devices and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some common Orange County scenes where you might want to use your existing device and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a house with home security alarms

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You might want to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as many components are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle everything. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter device and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter device because it might link in with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and allow most Z-wave devices.

You could erase the codes and clips you collected, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it would when it was an individual device. You may even discover a few new options available now that the component’s within a bigger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Orange County, or you’d rather get one personalized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your home. Phone (714) 769-8364 or complete the form below to begin.