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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you could wonder if you'll have to buy brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Logan.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You can keep your existing components and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned component and link it to your new system.

Your new home has an existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a security system. All the components work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your home security components with you

You may want to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as most smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a professional installer to take care of your devices. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any new things you need -- in the new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own one device and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite device because it might link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow 3rd party devices.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even discover a couple of new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Logan, or you need one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and devise the best mixture for your family. Call (562) 376-5457 or complete the form below to begin.