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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what place you’ll use for your home security, you could have questions about if you need to buy new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Albuquerque.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can take your existing equipment and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old equipment and slip it into the new system.

You moved into a place with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a modern security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old equipment with you

You might need to bring your existing home security components with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to take care of your devices. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new home. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have one device and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite device because it might fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs from the ground up and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single device. You could even discover a few new actions that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Albuquerque, or you need one customized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and devise the best system for your house. Call (505) 605-2321 or fill out the form below to get started.