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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what company you’ll try for home security, you could wonder if you should get all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Dover.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to take your old devices and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing equipment and link it to the new system.

You moved into a home with an existing security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a home security system is already in use. All the devices work, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer options on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint service may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old components with you

You may need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as modern alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional expert to take care of your devices. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any additions you want to make -- in the new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a starter alarm or camera and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the advantages of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter component because it might fit into your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You may lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You might even see some new options that you can use now that the device is part of a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Dover, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security checklist and find the best mixture for your home. Call (302) 321-3498 or complete the form below to begin.