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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home services you can use, you might have questions about if you should get new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Concord.

Using existing devices depends on the situation. You can take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing equipment and slip it into the new system.

Your new place has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the previous owners used a home security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability issues, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, turning over the security service might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing equipment with you

You may want to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or use a professional expert to come and take care of everything. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any new devices you need -- in the new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter device and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it may fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You may lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even discover some new activities available now that the component’s is linked to a bigger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Concord, or you need one personalized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and will build the best system for your house. Call (802) 909-3379 or send in the form below to start.