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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your home’s security, you might wonder if you'll have to buy all new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Tucson.

If you own something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your old equipment and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Tucson scenarios where you may want to keep your existing equipment and link it to your new system.

You’re moving into a home with home security components

A new home may come with a security system. All the components work, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just get the phone to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your old components with you

You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in your new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you see the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that starter device because it could integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party components.

You could lose the saved data you collected, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a single component. You could even find some new actions that you can use now that the device is is linked to a larger home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Tucson, or you want one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and will build the best solution for your home. Call (520) 655-6492 or send in the form below to get started.