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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in Yakima?

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your smart home, you may have questions about if you need to use brand-new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Yakima.

If you already use a component like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your old equipment and switch 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 some popular Yakima scenarios where you may want to use your old device and add it to your new system.

You’re relocating to a place with security components

A new house may come with an installed home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they might offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process simpler. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security devices with you

You may want to take your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple device and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that lone alarm or camera because it may integrate with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You may lose the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even discover a couple of new options that you can use now that the device is is linked to a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Yakima, or you need one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and find the best system for your family. Call (509) 790-6958 or fill out the form below to begin.