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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Modesto?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home companies you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to use new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Modesto.

Using existing components depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll notice that the old owners left a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary 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 you for a nominal set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might need to bring along your existing Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to take care of everything. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any new items you want -- in your new house. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone device because it might integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave components.

You could erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was an individual device. You could even find some new activities available now that the device is is linked to a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Modesto, or you need one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your needs and will build the best system for your home. Phone (209) 255-5672 or send in the form below to get started.