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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to get new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Brooklyn.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You can take your existing components and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old device and add it to the new system.

Your new place has an existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a home security system. All the components work, are placed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You may need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can take down each device by yourself or use a Vivint expert to come and take down everything. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. The home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter component and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite device because it could fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their services meticulously and allow 3rd party devices.

You may lose the saved data you collected, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even find a few new activities available now that it's within a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Brooklyn, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and devise the best solution for your home. Call (929) 552-2194 or send in the form below to start.