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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Fort Myers?

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home companies you can use, you may have questions about if you need to use all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Fort Myers.

Using previously installed alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You can keep your existing components and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing equipment and slip it into the new system.

Your new place has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old equipment with you

You may want to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as many components are portable. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a professional expert to take down everything. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any new devices you need -- in your new house. The home security contract will keep the same.

You use one device and need to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much about tossing away that favorite device because it could integrate with your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even see some new activities that you can use now that it's is linked to an all-around smart home.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Fort Myers, or you want one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security needs and devise the best mixture for your house. Phone (239) 326-6141 or complete the form below to get started.