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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what service you’ll try for your home security, you could wonder if you'll have to buy new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Lafayette.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can take your old components and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned component and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a place with an existing security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a home security system is already in use. All the components function well, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make your life a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you

You may want to bring your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to accomplish, as many components are portable. You can take down each device by yourself or use a professional expert to take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new house. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own one device and need to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter device because it may integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and can manage 3rd party devices.

You might erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was an individual device. You may even find a couple of new actions available now that the device is within a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Lafayette, or you want one customized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and find the best solution for your house. Phone (765) 540-9213 or fill out the form below to start.