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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Fayetteville?

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you might wonder if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Fayetteville.

If you own something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You can take your old components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Fayetteville scenarios where you could want to keep your old equipment and slip it into the new system.

You’re buying a home with home security alarms

A new house may come with an existing home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the process easier. If the owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing components with you

You may want to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to take care of your devices. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple alarm or camera and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it might link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their systems by using the latest technology and can manage 3rd party components.

You may erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual component. You might even see a couple of new options available now that it's part of an all-around security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Fayetteville, or you want one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and devise the best system for your family. Call (910) 718-9601 or send in the form below to start.