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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Eau Claire?

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security companies you can use, you might wonder if you'll have to buy new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Eau Claire.

Using existing alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your existing components and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your old component and slip it into your new system.

Your new place has an existing security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old equipment with you

You might want to take your existing home security components with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each component by yourself or use a professional expert to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any new items you want -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a simple alarm or camera and want to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it may fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and welcome many modern alarms and cameras.

You could lose the saved data you collected, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You might even discover some new activities available now that the component’s within a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Eau Claire, or you want one personalized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security checklist and find the best mixture for your home. Phone (715) 419-6703 or send in the form below to start.