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

July 28, 2021

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

Using previously installed components depends on the situation. You can keep your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new home has an existing security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll see that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the devices function well, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make your life easier. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security components with you

You might need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional installer to take down everything. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any new things you need -- in your new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own one alarm or camera and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite device because it may link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and welcome many modern devices.

You may lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You may even find some new options that you can use now that it's is linked to an all-around smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Appleton, or you’d rather get one built with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and will build the best mixture for your house. Phone (920) 259-2449 or complete the form below to begin.