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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to get all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Mansfield.

Using existing alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing device and add it to the new system.

Your new home has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll see that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the devices work, are hung in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the home security service might be a part of the sale.

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

You may need to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new place when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or use a professional expert to take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in the new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and need to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it may link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have built their services meticulously and allow most Z-wave components.

You may erase the codes and clips you collected, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You might even see a few new actions available now that the component’s part of an all-around security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Mansfield, or you want one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and devise the best mixture for your home. Call (419) 614-6093 or fill out the form below to begin.