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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll use for home security, you could have questions about if you should use all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Wilmington.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can keep your old devices and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned device and link it to your new system.

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

Sometimes when you buy a house, a home security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

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

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

You may need to bring your old home security components with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to take down the system. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

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

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it might link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You could lose the codes and clips you collected, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a single device. You might even discover some new activities available now that it's part of a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Wilmington, or you’d rather get one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and devise the best system for your home. Phone (910) 634-2695 or complete the form below to start.