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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you might have questions about if you need to use all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Lawrence.

If you have a component like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can keep your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Lawrence scenarios where you may want to keep your old equipment and add it to your new system.

You’re relocating to a home with home security alarms

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the security service might be a part of the sale.

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

You may want to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to your new home when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or use a Vivint expert to dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that starter alarm or camera because it could fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems by using the latest technology and can manage many modern devices.

You could lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even see some new actions available now that it's within a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Lawrence, or you need one personalized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security needs and will build the best solution for your house. Phone (785) 829-4689 or fill out the form below to begin.