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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different smart home services you can use, you might wonder if you need to buy brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Huntington.

Using existing components depends on the situation. You can keep your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old component and add it to your new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the components work, are placed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You may need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can remove each component by yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any new things you want -- in the new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple component and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it could link in with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their services meticulously and allow many modern components.

You might erase the saved data you collected, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a single device. You might even find a few new options that you can use now that it's part of a bigger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Huntington, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and devise the best solution for your home. Call (304) 902-8188 or fill out the form below to start.