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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security companies you can use, you may wonder if you should get all new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Milwaukee.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You can keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned equipment and add it to the new system.

Your new place has an existing security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the old owners didn’t take a home security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service might be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to bring your existing smart devices with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as modern smart devices are portable. You can take down each device yourself or call a Vivint expert to dismantle everything. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any new devices you need -- in your new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you notice the value of a smart home, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter component because it might fit into your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave components.

You may lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find a few new actions that you can use now that the component’s within a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Milwaukee, or you want one built to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Call (414) 409-5889 or complete the form below to start.