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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in West Palm Beach?

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you could wonder if you'll have to use brand-new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in West Palm Beach.

If you already use a component like a interior camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You can keep your existing components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some familiar West Palm Beach scenarios where you could want to use your preowned component and slip it into your new system.

You’re buying a house with home security devices

A new house may come with an installed home security system. All the components function well, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the transfer simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might want to take your old Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional expert to come and take care of the system. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use one alarm or camera and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter device because it might fit into your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their services from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You could even find some new options that you can use now that the component’s part of an all-around 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 West Palm Beach, or you need one built with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and find the best system for your family. Call (561) 556-7696 or complete the form below to get started.