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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what company you’ll choose for home security, you could have questions about if you should get new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Lansing.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to take your old components and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing device and link it to the new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-existing security system

Sometimes when you buy a house, a security system is already installed. All the components function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make the process simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the home security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might need to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or use a professional expert to take care of everything. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you see the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their programs from the ground up and allow many modern devices.

You might lose the codes and clips you saved, as they might not integrate into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You could even find a few new actions available now that the component’s part of an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Lansing, or you want one built with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best system for your family. Call (517) 760-8950 or fill out the form below to start.