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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Fort Collins?

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which place you’ll try for a customized smart home, you could have questions about if you should use all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Fort Collins.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned equipment and add it to your new system.

You moved into a house with an existing security system

Sometimes when people purchase a home, a modern security system is already in use. All the components work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make your life a snap. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security service may be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to do, as modern components are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any additions you want to make -- in the new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own one component and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone component because it may link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You could erase the saved data you saved, as they might not move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even find a couple of new options available now that the device is is linked to a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Fort Collins, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and will build the best system for your home. Phone (970) 703-0718 or send in the form below to start.