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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security companies you can use, you might have questions about if you need to use new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Rockford.

Using your own devices depends on the situation. You can keep your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your existing component and slip it into your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the security contract might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old devices with you

You may want to take your old smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and dismantle everything. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you see the benefits of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that favorite component because it might integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party components.

You may erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You might even see a couple of new activities available now that the component’s within a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Rockford, or you need one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Call (815) 362-1830 or send in the form below to get started.