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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security services you can use, you might have questions about if you should get new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Scranton.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

Your new home has an existing home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your 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 your family for a small transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your existing components with you

You may want to take your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as most components are portable. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional installer to take down everything. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any new devices you need -- in the new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use one alarm or camera and need to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite device because it may integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems from the ground up and welcome many modern alarms and cameras.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You could even find a couple of new actions available now that the component’s within a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Scranton, or you want one personalized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your family. Phone (570) 775-5689 or send in the form below to get started.