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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your smart home, you may have questions about if you'll have to use all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Palm Springs.

If you own a component like a interior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some common Palm Springs scenes where you could want to use your old equipment and slip it into your new system.

You’re moving into a home with security alarms

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the components work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make your life easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your old devices with you

You may need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as modern components are plug and play. You can take down each device by yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use one alarm or camera and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you notice the benefits of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about tossing away that favorite component because it could fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow many modern devices.

You could lose the saved data you collected, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You may even discover a few new activities available now that the component’s within a bigger home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Palm Springs, or you want one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Phone (760) 334-5668 or send in the form below to get started.