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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Port St. Lucie?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different home security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you should buy new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Port St. Lucie.

Using existing alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned equipment and link it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll see that the previous owners used a smart home system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the home security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security equipment with you

You may need to bring along your existing smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do, as modern smart devices are portable. You can remove each device by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new items you need -- in the new house. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter device and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone component because it could fit into your new system. Security services like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow many modern components.

You could lose the codes and 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 a single alarm or camera. You may even discover some new actions that you can use now that it's part of a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Port St. Lucie, or you’d rather get one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and find the best solution for your home. Phone (772) 257-4553 or complete the form below to begin.