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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which service you’ll use for home security, you could wonder if you should get new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in San Jose .

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old component and slip it into the new system.

You moved into a home with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you close on a house, a modern security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the Vivint service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security devices with you

You might want to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as modern alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint installer to dismantle the system. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any additions you need to make -- in the new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter device and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone device because it might integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and allow 3rd party devices.

You may erase the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual component. You might even see some new actions available now that the component’s part of a bigger security system.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in San Jose , or you need one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and will build the best system for your home. Call (408) 790-0318 or fill out the form below to begin.