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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security services you can use, you may have questions about if you need to get brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Morgantown.

Using previously installed components depends on the circumstance. You can keep your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your existing device and link it to your new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the old owners used a home security system. All the components function well, are installed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the security contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security components with you

You may want to take your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many smart devices are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and take care of everything. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any new items you need -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have one alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you take notice of the value of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it might link in with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and allow many modern alarms and cameras.

You may erase the saved data you collected, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a single component. You might even find some new options available now that it's within a bigger home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Morgantown, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and devise the best solution for your family. Phone (304) 903-6090 or complete the form below to get started.