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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your smart home, you may wonder if you should buy all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in El Paso.

If you already use a component like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common El Paso scenes where you could want to use your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a home with home security alarms

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the components work, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just pick up the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make the transfer simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your old devices with you

You may want to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or contact a professional installer to dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone device because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave devices.

You might erase the saved data 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 device. You might even see a couple of new activities that you can use now that the component’s within a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in El Paso, or you need one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security needs and devise the best solution for your home. Call (915) 465-3064 or fill out the form below to start.