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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you may wonder if you should get new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Philadelphia.

If you own a device like a interior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Philadelphia scenes where you may want to use your old component and link it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a home with security alarms

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You might want to bring your existing Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. It should be fairly simple to do, as modern alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will set up the same components -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new house. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You own one device and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You may erase the codes and clips you collected, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You could even see a couple of new options available now that the component’s part of a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Philadelphia, or you want one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and devise the best system for your home. Call (267) 493-0789 or fill out the form below to start.