Vivint Authorized Retailer Santa Clarita
Smart Security Specialists -- Your Vivint Authorized Dealer Covering Santa Clarita, San Fernando & Surrounding Areas

Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Santa Clarita?

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

As you research the different home security services you can use, you could wonder if you'll have to get all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Santa Clarita.

Using previously installed components depends on the circumstance. You can keep your existing devices and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you buy a new house, you’ll see that the previous owners didn’t take a home security system. All the components work, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the home security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your existing components with you

You might need to bring your old home security components with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each device yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in your new home. The home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter component and are looking to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the value of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter alarm or camera because it may integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and allow many modern alarms and cameras.

You might lose the video clips you collected, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You could even discover a couple of new activities that you can use now that the component’s within a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Santa Clarita, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your house. Phone (661) 718-4936 or fill out the form below to begin.