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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your new security system, you could wonder if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Hagerstown.

If you already use something like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your existing devices 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 popular Hagerstown scenarios where you could want to keep your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a home with home security alarms

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

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

You may want to take your old Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. That’s pretty simple to do, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can remove each device yourself or contact a Vivint expert to take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

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

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it could fit into your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and welcome many modern components.

You could erase the codes and clips you saved, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even find a couple of new activities that you can use now that the device is part of a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Hagerstown, or you need one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Call (301) 923-4840 or send in the form below to start.