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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you might wonder if you should get new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Naperville.

Using your own devices depends on the situation. You can take your old devices and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned device and add it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you buy a house, you’ll see that the old owners left a home security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, 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 issues, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old equipment with you

You may want to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as modern components are plug and play. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional expert to take down your devices. Then an expert will hang the same features -- and any new things you want -- in your new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite device because it could integrate with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and can manage many modern devices.

You might erase the saved data you collected, as they probably won't move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even discover a couple of new actions available now that it's is linked to an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Naperville, or you want one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and find the best solution for your home. Call (630) 864-6179 or send in the form below to start.