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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home companies you can use, you might have questions about if you need to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Burlington.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You should be able to take your existing devices and switch them to your Vivint smart home, 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 keep your existing equipment and slip it into the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you close on a house, you’ll find that the previous owners didn’t take a security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make your life simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may want to bring along your old home security components with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as many smart devices are wireless. You can remove each device by yourself or use a professional expert to come and take down everything. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any new items you want -- in the new house. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite device because it could link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and can manage many modern components.

You may erase the saved data you saved, as they might not move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You may even discover some new options available now that the component’s part of a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Burlington, or you’d rather get one personalized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your needs and find the best solution for your home. Call (802) 945-2439 or complete the form below to get started.