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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in Utica?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what service you’ll choose for home security, you may wonder if you'll have to get brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Utica.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can keep your existing equipment and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing component and slip it into the new system.

You moved into a house with an existing security system

Sometimes when you close on a home, a home security system is already established. All the devices function well, are installed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they might offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old components with you

You might need to take your old smart devices with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each component yourself or call a Vivint installer to dismantle the system. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own one component and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter component because it might fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a single device. You may even find a couple of new activities available now that it's is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Utica, or you want one personalized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security checklist and find the best system for your house. Call (315) 819-0721 or send in the form below to get started.