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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Salinas?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you could wonder if you need to get all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Salinas.

If you have something like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You will often be able to take your old components and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Salinas scenes where you may want to keep your existing component and slip it into the new system.

You’re relocating to a house with security components

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the devices work, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make the process a snap. If the owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security components with you

You may want to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and take down your devices. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in your new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

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

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you see the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter device because it may integrate with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You could erase the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You might even discover some new actions that you can use now that it's within an all-around smart home.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Salinas, or you want one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and devise the best system for your family. Call (831) 400-5196 or fill out the form below to start.