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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in West Bloomfield?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different home security companies you can use, you might have questions about if you'll have to get new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in West Bloomfield.

Using previously installed components depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old 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 see that the previous owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the components work, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the security service may be a condition of the sale.

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

You may want to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can remove each component yourself or contact a professional expert to take down everything. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any new items you need -- in the new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite component because it might integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You might lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a single component. You might even discover a few new actions available now that the component’s part of a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in West Bloomfield, or you want one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security checklist and will build the best solution for your house. Phone (248) 963-1801 or send in the form below to start.