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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security companies you can use, you might have questions about if you should buy new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Worcester.

Using your own devices depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing device and slip it into the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll find that the old owners left a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may 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 upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your home security devices with you

You may need to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or contact a Vivint expert to take down your devices. Then our installers will hang the same devices -- and any new items you want -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite device because it might link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave devices.

You could erase the video clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a single device. You could even see some new options available now that the component’s within a larger home security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Worcester, or you want one built with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best solution for your family. Call (508) 392-5472 or complete the form below to get started.