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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security companies you can use, you may wonder if you need to use brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Elizabethtown.

Using existing components depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your existing devices and switch them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your existing device and link it to the new system.

Your new home has an existing security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing components with you

You might need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. It should be fairly simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or call a professional installer to take care of your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new items you want -- in the new house. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that favorite component because it may link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave components.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You might even discover some new activities available now that the device is part of a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Elizabethtown, or you need one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and devise the best system for your home. Call (270) 550-1814 or fill out the form below to begin.