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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your new security system, you might wonder if you should get new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Santa Fe.

If you already use a component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You should be able to take your existing components and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Santa Fe scenes where you may want to keep your preowned component and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with home security components

A new home may come with a security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer ideas 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 alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, transferring the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing components with you

You may want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as most components are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to take down your devices. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one component and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone device because it may integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have built their services from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could erase the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You could even see a couple of new activities available now that the device is is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Santa Fe, or you’d rather get one customized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and will build the best system for your home. Call (505) 605-2552 or send in the form below to start.