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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your new security system, you could wonder if you should get all new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Syracuse.

If you own a component like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Syracuse scenarios where you could want to keep your preowned component and add it to your new system.

You’re buying a home with security devices

A new house may come with an existing home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your old components with you

You may want to bring along your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and take care of the system. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone component because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You could lose the video clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was a single component. You could even discover a couple of new activities that you can use now that the device is part of a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Syracuse, or you need one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and find the best system for your house. Call (315) 971-4719 or send in the form below to start.