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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you might wonder if you should use new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Fayetteville.

If you already use something like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You will often be able to take your old equipment and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Fayetteville scenes where you could want to keep your preowned component and slip it into the new system.

You’re buying a place with security devices

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make your life easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the security service might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security components with you

You might need to take your favorite home security components with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to transfer, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each device by yourself or call a professional installer to take down everything. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any smart services you need to add -- in your new house. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite device because it could integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might lose the saved data you saved, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You may even see some new options that you can use now that the device is within a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Fayetteville, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Call (479) 364-5616 or fill out the form below to get started.