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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your new security system, you may have questions about if you'll have to get brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Manhattan.

If you own a device like a interior camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old equipment and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Manhattan scenes where you might want to keep your preowned component and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a place with security devices

A new home may come with a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they might offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the Vivint service might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may want to take your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite device because it may link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and allow most Z-wave components.

You may erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You might even see some new activities that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Manhattan, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and devise the best system for your family. Call (332) 208-9869 or complete the form below to start.