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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what service you’ll choose for your home security, you could wonder if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Seattle.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your old devices and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-installed home security system

Sometimes when people buy a house, a security system is already established. All the components function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing components with you

You might want to take your old home security components with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to do, as many components are plug and play. You can remove each device by yourself or call a professional installer to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any additions you need to make -- in the new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you see the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite device because it may link in with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have created their services meticulously and allow most Z-wave devices.

You may lose the saved data you saved, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You might even find a few new actions that you can use now that the device is within a larger security system.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Seattle, or you need one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and find the best system for your house. Call (206) 590-6257 or send in the form below to start.