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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what company you’ll choose for a customized smart home, you might have questions about if you need to buy brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Akron.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to keep your existing devices and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old device and add it to the new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-installed security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a home security system is already established. All the components function well, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You may want to take your old smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to transfer, as most components are wireless. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional installer to take down everything. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any additions you want to put in -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter component and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that favorite component because it might link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their programs from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even discover a couple of new activities that you can use now that it's within a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Akron, or you need one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and will build the best solution for your family. Phone (330) 632-1171 or send in the form below to start.