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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you might wonder if you need to use brand-new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Lakeland.

If you own a component like a interior camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You can take your old components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Lakeland scenes where you may want to use your old component and slip it into the new system.

You’re moving into a home with security devices

A new house may come with an existing home security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the transfer easier. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, transferring the home security service may be a part of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You may need to bring along your old home security components with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and take care of everything. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it may integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party components.

You may lose the video clips you saved, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even discover a few new actions available now that the component’s within a bigger home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Lakeland, or you’d rather get one personalized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and will build the best system for your house. Phone (863) 591-5048 or send in the form below to begin.