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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to get brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Provo.

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old device and slip it into your new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a house, you’ll find that the previous owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, transferring the home security contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security devices with you

You may want to bring along your old home security components with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to dismantle your devices. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any new things you need -- in the new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have one component and want to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it could fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and allow most Z-wave components.

You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even find a few new activities that you can use now that the device is within a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Provo, or you want one built to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and find the best system for your home. Call (385) 455-7233 or fill out the form below to start.