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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different home security services you can use, you could have questions about if you need to buy all new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in York.

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You should be able to take your existing devices and switch them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your preowned component and link it to the new system.

Your new place has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a house, you’ll notice that the old owners used a smart home system. All the components function well, are placed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer cost to make the transfer easier. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your old components with you

You may want to take your favorite smart devices with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty simple to do, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can remove each device by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and dismantle everything. Then an expert will hang the same devices -- and any new things you need -- in your new house. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter component and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite component because it may integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party components.

You could lose the codes and clips you collected, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even find a couple of new options that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a larger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in York, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and find the best solution for your family. Call (717) 973-7710 or send in the form below to start.