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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different home security companies you can use, you may wonder if you need to use all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Bakersfield.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You should be able to take your existing devices and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old equipment and slip it into your new system.

Your new home has an existing security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll find that the old owners left a home security system. All the devices work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your old devices with you

You might want to take your existing Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a Vivint installer to dismantle your devices. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any new things you want -- in your new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You use one device and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you see the advantages of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone device because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their systems by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You could lose the codes and clips you collected, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even find some new activities available now that it's part of a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Bakersfield, or you want one customized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and find the best mixture for your house. Phone (661) 732-2557 or send in the form below to get started.