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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your smart home, you might have questions about if you need to get all new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in South Bend.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old devices and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular South Bend scenes where you may want to keep your old device and add it to your new system.

You’re moving into a house with home security components

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

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

You might need to bring your existing Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to do, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or use a Vivint installer to dismantle everything. Then an expert will hang the same features -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new house. The home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple device and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that lone component because it could fit into your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and allow most Z-wave components.

You may erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You might even discover a few new actions that you can use now that it's within an all-around home security system.

Contact Protect Your Home for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in South Bend, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Protect Your Home. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Call (574) 601-4641 or fill out the form below to get started.