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Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in Green Bay?

July 28, 2021

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

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You can take your old components and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your preowned component and link it to your new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the old owners used a security system. All the components function well, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing equipment with you

You might need to bring along your old home security components with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as modern components are portable. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional expert to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any new items you want -- in the new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter device and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone component because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and welcome 3rd party devices.

You could erase the saved data you collected, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You may even find a few new actions available now that the component’s within an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Green Bay, or you want one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security needs and devise the best mixture for your family. Call (920) 663-3617 or fill out the form below to start.