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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Las Cruces?

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you should buy new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Las Cruces.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll notice that the old owners used a home security system. All the components function well, are placed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make your life simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the home security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your old components with you

You might need to bring your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as modern smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and dismantle everything. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any new things you need -- in the new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter device and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter component because it could integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party components.

You might lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a single component. You may even find a couple of new activities that you can use now that the device is part of an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Las Cruces, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and find the best mixture for your home. Call (575) 567-8689 or send in the form below to start.