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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your smart home, you might wonder if you need to use brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Sioux City.

If you already use a device like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You can take your existing components and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Sioux City scenarios where you may want to use your preowned equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with home security alarms

A new home may come with a home security system. All the components function well, are placed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, transferring the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You may want to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or use a professional installer to come and dismantle everything. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple device and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that favorite device because it might link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even find a few new options that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Sioux City, or you need one built with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and find the best solution for your house. Phone (712) 600-3453 or complete the form below to get started.