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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Stamford?

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security services you can use, you could have questions about if you need to buy all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Stamford.

Using previously installed components depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your preowned device and slip it into your new system.

Your new place has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll notice that the previous owners left a home security system. All the components work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make your life simpler. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, transferring the Vivint service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security equipment with you

You may need to bring your existing home security components with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or call a professional installer to dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any new items you need -- in your new home. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone component because it could link in with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may lose the saved data you saved, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You may even see a few new options available now that it's part of an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Stamford, or you want one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security needs and devise the best mixture for your family. Phone (475) 250-2250 or fill out the form below to begin.