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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home services you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to use new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Davenport.

Using existing components depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your preowned component and add it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a house, you’ll notice that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the devices function well, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security devices with you

You might want to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each component yourself or call a professional installer to dismantle your devices. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any new things you need -- in the new house. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you notice the value of a home security system, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter device because it might link in with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You could erase the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was an individual device. You might even discover some new options that you can use now that it's is linked to a larger home 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 Davenport, or you want one customized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your needs and find the best system for your family. Call (563) 674-6116 or fill out the form below to start.