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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your new security system, you could wonder if you need to get all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Buffalo.

If you own something like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your existing components and switch them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Buffalo scenes where you might want to use your existing device and add it to your new system.

You’re relocating to a house with home security components

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the components work, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make the process simpler. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your home security components with you

You might need to bring your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. That’s pretty simple to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each device by yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any smart items you need to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a starter alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite device because it may fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and allow many modern components.

You might erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You could even see some new options available now that it's within a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Buffalo, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and devise the best mixture for your home. Phone (716) 567-8226 or fill out the form below to begin.