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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which company you’ll try for your home security, you could have questions about if you'll have to buy brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Gainesville.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You can take your old devices and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned component and add it to your new system.

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

Sometimes when people close on a house, a security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the process simpler. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to bring along your old home security components with you to a new place when you move. It should be fairly simple to accomplish, as many components are plug and play. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional installer to dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

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

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it may link in with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You may lose the video clips you saved, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even see a couple of new actions that you can use now that it's within an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Gainesville, or you’d rather get one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Call (352) 922-3696 or complete the form below to get started.