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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your new security system, you may wonder if you'll have to use brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Jamestown.

If you own a component like a interior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Jamestown scenarios where you could want to use your old equipment and add it to your new system.

You’re buying a home with security components

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the process simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security devices with you

You may want to bring along your existing Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as many components are wireless. You can take down each device by yourself or use a Vivint expert to take care of your devices. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart services you want to add -- in the new house. Your home security contract will keep the same.

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

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you see the benefits of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter component because it could link in with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and welcome 3rd party components.

You could erase the saved data you saved, as they might not move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You could even discover a couple of new options available now that the device is part of a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Jamestown, or you want one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Phone (601) 494-3394 or send in the form below to begin.