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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what service you’ll choose for your home security, you might wonder if you need to use all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Youngstown.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your old components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a home with a pre-existing home security system

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a security system is already established. All the devices function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability issues, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, transferring the security contract may be a part of the sale.

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

You might want to bring along your old home security components with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each device yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one component and need to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it could integrate with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and can manage many modern devices.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You may even see a few new activities available now that it's is linked to a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Youngstown, or you want one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and find the best system for your house. Phone (330) 632-1363 or complete the form below to get started.