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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security services you can use, you could have questions about if you should use brand-new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Flint.

Using existing components depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old device and link it to the new system.

Your new house has an existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll see that the previous owners left a security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no usability issues, and they might offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing devices with you

You may need to take your old smart devices with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to transfer, as modern components are wireless. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a professional expert to come and dismantle everything. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any new devices you want -- in the new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

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

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone component because it could integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and welcome many modern devices.

You might lose the saved data you saved, as they won’t integrate into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even see a couple of new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a larger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Flint, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and will build the best mixture for your house. Phone (810) 672-7953 or fill out the form below to start.