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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what service you’ll choose for home security, you could wonder if you should use all new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Newark.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing device and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a house with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a home security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, you might see that you have to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the home security service might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your old devices with you

You may need to take your old smart devices with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty simple to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can uninstall each device by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to take down the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any additions you need to put in -- in the new house. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple device and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that starter component because it may integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave components.

You might erase the video clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You might even discover a few new actions that you can use now that the device is part of a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Newark, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and devise the best solution for your home. Call (973) 566-5423 or complete the form below to begin.