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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in State College?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your smart home, you may wonder if you need to buy new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in State College.

If you own a component like a interior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You will often be able to take your existing components and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar State College scenarios where you may want to keep your old device and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with home security devices

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the components work, are hung in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just get the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You may need to take your existing home security components with you to a new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as modern components are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down everything. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter device and need to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite device because it may integrate with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services meticulously and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might erase the codes and clips you saved, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even discover a few new actions that you can use now that it's within a larger smart home.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in State College, or you want one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and find the best mixture for your house. Call (814) 752-4276 or send in the form below to begin.