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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Rochester?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your smart home, you could wonder if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Rochester.

If you own a component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You can keep your old components and switch them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Rochester scenarios where you may want to keep your preowned component and link it to your new system.

You’re buying a place with home security components

A new home may come with a security system. All the components function well, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your 24/7 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 your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract might be a condition of the sale.

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

You might want to take your existing home security components with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each device yourself or contact a professional expert to come and take down the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in your new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use a simple component and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite device because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their systems by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may erase the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t integrate into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was an individual device. You could even see some new activities that you can use now that it's is linked to a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Rochester, or you’d rather get one built with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and find the best mixture for your family. Call (507) 710-3863 or send in the form below to begin.