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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in New York City?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home companies you can use, you might have questions about if you need to use new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in New York City.

Using your own devices depends on the situation. You can keep your existing devices and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old component and slip it into the new system.

Your new home has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll see that the old owners left a home security system. All the components work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make your life simpler. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old devices with you

You may want to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as modern components are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to take care of your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new things you need -- in the new house. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple device and need to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you see the value of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite component because it may link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party components.

You may erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You could even see a couple of new actions available now that the device is within an all-around security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in New York City, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your house. Call (332) 877-9062 or send in the form below to begin.