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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you could wonder if you should get new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Denver.

If you have a component like a interior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You should be able to keep your old equipment and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some common Denver scenarios where you may want to keep your existing equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a house with security components

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make your life easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to transfer, as modern components are portable. You can remove each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use one component and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it may fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might lose the codes and clips you saved, as they might not move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was an individual component. You may even find some new actions available now that the device is part of a larger home security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Denver, or you need one built from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security checklist and will build the best system for your house. Call (720) 807-3060 or send in the form below to get started.