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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you could have questions about if you need to get all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Detroit.

If you own a component like a interior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You will often be able to take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some familiar Detroit scenarios where you might want to keep your preowned component and slip it into your new system.

You’re moving into a place with security components

A new home may come with a home security system. All the devices work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make your life simpler. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

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

You might need to take your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you see the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could lose the codes and clips you collected, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even discover some new actions available now that it's within a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Detroit, or you need one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and find the best system for your family. Phone (313) 766-2527 or complete the form below to start.