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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Duluth?

July 28, 2021

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

Using previously installed components depends on the circumstance. You can take your old components and move them to your Vivint security 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 link it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll see that the old owners used a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the home security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You may want to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each device yourself or call a Vivint expert to take care of your devices. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any new devices you need -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and want to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it might integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and allow many modern devices.

You may lose the video clips you saved, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You may even find a couple of new activities available now that the device is within a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Duluth, or you need one personalized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and find the best solution for your family. Call (218) 585-7945 or complete the form below to get started.