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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what place you’ll use for your home security, you could have questions about if you should buy all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in San Bernardino.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to 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 a few reasons to use your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

You moved into a place with an existing home security system

Sometimes when people purchase a home, a home security system is already established. All the devices work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability issues, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the transfer easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may want to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as most alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each device yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any additions you want to make -- in your new house. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you notice the value of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone component because it could integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and allow many modern alarms and cameras.

You could lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even find some new actions that you can use now that the component’s within an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in San Bernardino, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and will build the best system for your house. Phone (909) 324-3685 or complete the form below to get started.