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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you might wonder if you'll have to buy brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Florence.

If you already use something like a interior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You will often be able to take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Florence scenes where you might want to use your old equipment and slip it into your new system.

You’re relocating to a place with home security devices

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

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

You may need to take your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each device by yourself or call a professional expert to take care of everything. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it could fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow most Z-wave devices.

You may erase the saved data you collected, as they won’t transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You may even find some new activities available now that the component’s is linked to a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Florence, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and devise the best solution for your family. Call (843) 438-7320 or complete the form below to begin.