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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you might have questions about if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Auburn.

If you have a device like a interior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You can take your old components and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Auburn scenarios where you might want to use your old device and link it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a house with home security devices

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the components work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just get the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing components with you

You might want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty simple to do, as modern components are wireless. You can remove each device yourself or call a professional installer to come and dismantle everything. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter component and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you see the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone component because it might integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and allow 3rd party devices.

You might erase the saved data you collected, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You could even discover some new actions that you can use now that the device is is linked to a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Auburn, or you want one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security needs and find the best system for your home. Call (334) 378-2297 or fill out the form below to start.