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Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in Newburgh?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll try for your home security, you might wonder if you'll have to use all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Newburgh.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your existing devices and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

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

Sometimes when people buy a home, a home security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, transferring the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you

You might want to take your existing home security components with you to a new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any additions you want to make -- in your new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You own a starter alarm or camera and need to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you see the value of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that starter device because it could link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and can manage many modern components.

You could lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was a single device. You could even see a couple of new actions that you can use now that the device is within an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Newburgh, or you want one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your needs and devise the best system for your home. Call (845) 640-5419 or send in the form below to start.