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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which company you’ll try for a customized smart home, you may wonder if you need to buy all new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Ventura.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can keep your old components and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old component and link it to your new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-installed security system

Sometimes when people purchase a house, a home security system is already established. All the components function well, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

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

You might want to bring your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as many components are wireless. You can take down each component by yourself or call a professional installer to dismantle your devices. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to put in -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a simple device and want to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the benefits of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it could link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and allow most Z-wave devices.

You could lose the video clips you saved, as they probably won't transfer into the Vivint app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a single component. You might even find a couple of new options that you can use now that it's is linked to a larger security system.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Ventura, or you want one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and devise the best mixture for your house. Phone (805) 590-5999 or complete the form below to start.