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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security companies you can use, you may wonder if you'll have to use all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Pensacola.

Using your own components depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your existing devices and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your old device and link it to the new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a house, you’ll see that the previous owners left a security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability issues, and they may offer options on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old equipment with you

You might need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty simple to transfer, as modern components are wireless. You can take down each component by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to take care of the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any new things you want -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter device and want to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you take notice of the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite device because it may integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and welcome most Z-wave components.

You may erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You might even discover some new options available now that it's is linked to a bigger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Pensacola, or you need one built with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and will build the best system for your house. Phone (850) 790-5902 or complete the form below to start.