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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security companies you can use, you may wonder if you'll have to use all new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Long Island.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You can take your old components and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your existing device and link it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll see that the previous owners used a security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint service may be a part of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. It should be fairly simple to accomplish, as modern smart devices are portable. You can remove each device yourself or contact a professional expert to take care of everything. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any new things you need -- in the new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you see the value of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite alarm or camera because it might integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You may erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even find a few new activities that you can use now that it's within a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Long Island, or you need one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and find the best system for your home. Phone (631) 502-4004 or fill out the form below to begin.