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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your home’s security, you might have questions about if you should use all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Lima.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can keep your old equipment and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Lima scenarios where you might want to use your old component and add it to the new system.

You’re buying a house with home security devices

A new home may come with a home security system. All the devices work, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the process easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the security service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may want to bring your favorite smart devices with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a professional expert to take down the system. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the value of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite device because it could integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You may erase the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was a single component. You might even find a few new actions that you can use now that the device is is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Lima, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and devise the best system for your family. Call (419) 614-6227 or complete the form below to get started.