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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you could have questions about if you need to use new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Medford.

Using existing components depends on the situation. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing component and link it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll see that the old owners didn’t take a security system. All the components work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, transferring the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

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

You may want to bring your favorite smart devices with you to a new house when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component yourself or use a professional expert to come and take down the system. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any new items you want -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a simple component and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You might lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a single component. You could even discover some new options that you can use now that the device is part of an all-around smart home.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Medford, or you’d rather get one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Phone (541) 697-3284 or complete the form below to get started.