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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Allentown?

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you may wonder if you'll have to buy new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Allentown.

Using existing components depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your existing components and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

Your new place has an existing security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners didn’t take a security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, turning over the security contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old equipment with you

You might want to bring your old smart devices with you to a new home when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component yourself or contact a professional expert to take down the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any new items you want -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter device and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the benefits of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite device because it could link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs from the ground up and allow 3rd party components.

You might erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You might even discover some new activities that you can use now that it's part of an all-around security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Allentown, or you want one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and find the best mixture for your home. Call (601) 514-6514 or send in the form below to start.