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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in Manchester?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll use for home security, you may have questions about if you need to buy new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Manchester.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to take your old components and switch them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned component and add it to your new system.

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

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a security system is already installed. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the process simpler. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the security contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You might want to bring your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a Vivint expert to take care of the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any additions you need to put in -- in your new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own a starter alarm or camera and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it may link in with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and welcome 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not integrate into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a single component. You might even find some new activities available now that the device is part of a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Manchester, or you want one built to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and will build the best solution for your house. Call (802) 944-4500 or send in the form below to begin.