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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what company you’ll try for home security, you could wonder if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Lexington.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can take your old devices and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing component and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-installed home security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a security system is already installed. All the components function well, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You may need to take your existing smart devices with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to do, as modern alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component yourself or use a professional expert to come and take care of everything. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any additions you need to put in -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple component and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that favorite device because it could link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their programs from the ground up and allow most Z-wave components.

You might lose the video clips you collected, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You might even find a few new activities available now that the component’s part of a larger home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Lexington, or you want one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and find the best mixture for your house. Call (859) 203-1366 or fill out the form below to get started.