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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your new security system, you might have questions about if you should use all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Dayton.

If you own something like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Dayton scenarios where you may want to keep your preowned equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a house with security components

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they might offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- 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 your life easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may need to bring along your old smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and take care of your devices. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much about tossing away that lone component because it could integrate with your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could erase the video clips you saved, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even see some new options that you can use now that it's within a larger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Dayton, or you’d rather get one customized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and will build the best system for your house. Call (937) 888-2339 or fill out the form below to start.