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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you could wonder if you need to get all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Fresno.

If you own a device like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You can take your existing devices and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Fresno scenarios where you might want to use your preowned component and add it to the new system.

You’re buying a house with security devices

A new home may come with a security system. All the components work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

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

You might need to bring your old smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional installer to take care of your devices. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any smart services you need to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have one component and want to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite component because it may integrate with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their services meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You may erase the video clips you collected, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a single device. You might even see a few new actions that you can use now that it's within a larger security system.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Fresno, or you want one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and will build the best mixture for your home. Call (559) 354-6624 or complete the form below to get started.