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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Tallahassee?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what company you’ll use for your home security, you might have questions about if you need to get all new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Tallahassee.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing equipment and add it to your new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-existing home security system

Sometimes when people purchase a home, a modern security system is already installed. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process easier. If the owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security service may be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will set up the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it may fit into your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You could lose the video clips you saved, as they might not integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was a single component. You may even find a couple of new activities available now that the device is within an all-around security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Tallahassee, or you need one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your family. Call (850) 790-4997 or complete the form below to start.