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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different smart home services you can use, you might have questions about if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Saginaw.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You can take your old components and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might 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 close on a new house, you’ll find that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer options on an upgrade or two. 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 old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your home security devices with you

You may want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as modern components are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or contact a Vivint expert to dismantle your devices. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any new things you need -- in the new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you notice the benefits of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it could integrate with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and can manage many modern components.

You might erase the saved data you saved, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You may even find a couple of new actions available now that the component’s is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Saginaw, or you want one personalized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and will build the best system for your family. Phone (989) 461-3399 or send in the form below to start.