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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your new security system, you might have questions about if you need to buy new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Peoria.

If you have a device like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your existing devices and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some popular Peoria scenarios where you might want to use your old equipment and slip it into the new system.

You’re buying a home with home security components

A new house may come with a security system. All the devices work, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the security service might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your home security components with you

You might need to take your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional expert to take care of your devices. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own a starter device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter device because it could link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs from the ground up and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You might erase the saved data you collected, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was an individual device. You could even find some new options available now that the component’s part of an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Peoria, or you need one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and find the best mixture for your home. Call (309) 332-1063 or complete the form below to start.