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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security services you can use, you could wonder if you'll have to buy brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Chandler.

Using previously installed components depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing equipment and slip it into the new system.

Your new place has an existing home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the components function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability issues, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may need to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any new items you need -- in the new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you take notice of the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it may fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may erase the saved data you collected, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even discover a couple of new actions available now that it's is linked to an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Chandler, or you want one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your family. Call (480) 739-3177 or send in the form below to begin.