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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about customizing your new security system, you may have questions about if you'll have to buy brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Salem.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You should be able to take your existing components and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some familiar Salem scenes where you could want to keep your preowned device and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a house with security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old components with you

You might want to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be fairly easy to do, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a professional installer to dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple device and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it may link in with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and can manage many modern components.

You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even find a few new activities available now that it's part of a larger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Salem, or you need one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security needs and devise the best solution for your home. Phone (503) 994-1230 or send in the form below to begin.