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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what place you’ll use for your home security, you might have questions about if you should use new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Lancaster.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can keep your existing equipment and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old component and add it to your new system.

You moved into a home with a pre-installed security system

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a modern security system is already in use. All the components work, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the security service may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old components with you

You may want to bring your existing home security components with you to your new house when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as most components are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any additions you want to make -- in your new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own one alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite component because it might integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and allow most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might erase the video clips you saved, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even discover a couple of new activities available now that it's within a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Lancaster, or you want one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and devise the best system for your home. Phone (717) 922-5237 or complete the form below to get started.