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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll use for your home security, you might wonder if you should use all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Ocala.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You can take your existing components and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing component and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-existing security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing devices with you

You might need to take your existing home security components with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or use a professional installer to come and take down the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to put in -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter component and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the benefits of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about hauling away that favorite device because it could integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their systems by using the latest technology and welcome many modern components.

You could lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You might even see a few new activities available now that the component’s within a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Ocala, or you need one built to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security needs and devise the best solution for your house. Call (352) 922-3678 or fill out the form below to get started.