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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you may wonder if you should get new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Raleigh.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your existing devices and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned device and link it to your new system.

Your new place has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll find that the old owners used a security system. All the devices work, are installed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up fee to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the home security contract may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your existing components with you

You might need to bring your old Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as many smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional expert to take down the system. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any new devices you need -- in the new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use one alarm or camera and want to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone component because it may integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You might even discover a few new activities that you can use now that the device is part of a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Raleigh, or you need one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and will build the best mixture for your house. Call (919) 899-2155 or send in the form below to begin.