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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Salt Lake City?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your new security system, you may have questions about if you should buy brand-new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Salt Lake City.

If you own a component like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Salt Lake City scenes where you could want to keep your preowned component and add it to your new system.

You’re moving into a house with home security alarms

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the components function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the Vivint contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing components with you

You might want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional installer to take care of everything. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You use one component and need to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the value of a home security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that favorite device because it could fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even see a couple of new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Salt Lake City, or you want one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and find the best mixture for your family. Phone (385) 350-4458 or fill out the form below to begin.