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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in New Haven?

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on which company you’ll choose for your home security, you could wonder if you need to get brand-new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in New Haven.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old component and slip it into the new system.

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

Sometimes when people close on a home, a modern security system is already established. All the devices work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability issues, and they might offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service may be a part of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing devices with you

You may want to bring your old smart devices with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to dismantle the system. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any additions you want to put in -- in the new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter component and need to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you notice the value of a smart home, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it might integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and can manage 3rd party components.

You may erase the video clips you collected, as they might not integrate into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even see some new actions that you can use now that the device is within a larger home security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in New Haven, or you need one personalized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and devise the best solution for your home. Call (203) 625-1716 or fill out the form below to get started.