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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which service you’ll use for a customized smart home, you might wonder if you'll have to use brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Trenton.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old device and link it to your new system.

You moved into a home with a pre-existing home security system

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a security system is already installed. All the components function well, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing equipment with you

You might need to bring your old home security components with you to a new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to take down the system. Then an expert will hang the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own one alarm or camera and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter component because it may integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may erase the saved data you saved, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even discover a couple of new actions available now that the device is within an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Trenton, or you need one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your house. Call (609) 928-8223 or fill out the form below to get started.