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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in Muncie?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security companies you can use, you could have questions about if you should get new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Muncie.

Using your own devices depends on the circumstance. You can take your old devices and switch them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your preowned equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new place has an existing security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a home security system. All the devices work, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the home security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security equipment with you

You may want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new place when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down the system. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter component because it could integrate with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and welcome 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You could even see a couple of new activities available now that the component’s part of an all-around security system.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Muncie, or you need one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and devise the best system for your family. Phone (765) 562-9379 or fill out the form below to begin.