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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what place you’ll choose for your home security, you could have questions about if you should buy new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Madison.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned component and slip it into the new system.

You moved into a home with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a home security system is already established. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing devices with you

You might need to bring your existing smart devices with you to your new house when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as many smart devices are portable. You can remove each component yourself or use a Vivint installer to dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any additions you want to put in -- in the new house. The home security contract will keep the same.

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

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter device because it could link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow many modern devices.

You might erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You may even find a few new options that you can use now that it's is linked to a larger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Madison, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and will build the best system for your house. Phone (608) 470-6808 or send in the form below to start.