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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Los Angeles?

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you may have questions about if you'll have to use brand-new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Los Angeles.

If you own something like a exterior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You should be able to take your existing equipment and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some common Los Angeles scenarios where you might want to keep your preowned device and slip it into the new system.

You’re buying a home with security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, just get the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make your life a snap. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may need to take your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as modern alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down your devices. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one alarm or camera and need to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you take notice of the advantages of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone device because it may integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems from the ground up and welcome many modern devices.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they probably won't transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was an individual device. You might even discover a couple of new options that you can use now that it's within a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Los Angeles, or you want one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Call (310) 861-9194 or complete the form below to begin.