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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your smart home, you might have questions about if you need to use new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Prescott.

If you already use a device like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You can keep your existing components and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Prescott scenarios where you might want to use your existing device and add it to your new system.

You’re relocating to a place with security devices

A new house may come with a security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, just turn on the phone to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the process easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may need to bring along your existing home security components with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to transfer, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a professional installer to take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter device and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it might fit into your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even find a couple of new actions that you can use now that it's within an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Prescott, or you need one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security checklist and will build the best mixture for your home. Phone (928) 267-6739 or complete the form below to start.