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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll choose for a customized smart home, you may have questions about if you'll have to buy brand-new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Binghamton.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned device and slip it into the new system.

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

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a home security system is already established. All the components function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the security contract might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing components with you

You may want to take your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as modern alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down the system. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use one component and want to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it may integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their services meticulously and welcome 3rd party devices.

You may lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't move over 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 couple of new activities available now that the component’s part of a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Binghamton, or you want one personalized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security needs and find the best system for your family. Phone (607) 600-9610 or complete the form below to begin.