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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which company you’ll use for home security, you may have questions about if you should buy brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Cleveland.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You can take your existing devices and switch 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 a few reasons to use your existing equipment and link it to your new system.

You moved into a place with a pre-installed home security system

Sometimes when people purchase a home, a home security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You may want to bring your old home security components with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can remove each component by yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any additions you need to have -- in the new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter device and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter device because it might integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and welcome 3rd party devices.

You may lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even discover a couple of new actions available now that the component’s part of an all-around security system.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Cleveland, or you need one built with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and will build the best solution for your family. Call (216) 616-8604 or send in the form below to begin.