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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Orlando?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what company you’ll try for your home security, you may wonder if you'll have to get brand-new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Orlando.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to keep your old devices and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old device and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a place with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you purchase a home, a home security system is already in use. All the devices function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your old components with you

You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as most smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down the system. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any additions you need to have -- in the new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you see the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite component because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and can manage 3rd party components.

You could lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they won’t integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You could even find a few new actions available now that it's part of 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 Orlando, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and devise the best solution for your house. Phone (407) 972-1223 or complete the form below to get started.