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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Lake Havasu?

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your home’s security, you might have questions about if you'll have to buy brand-new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Lake Havasu.

If you own a component like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You should be able to keep your existing devices and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Lake Havasu scenarios where you might want to keep your old device and link it to your new system.

You’re buying a house with security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices work, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone 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 might offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make your life simpler. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing equipment with you

You may need to bring along your old smart devices with you to your new place when you move. That’s fairly easy to do, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each component yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new house. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple component and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone component because it might link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and welcome many modern alarms and cameras.

You may erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even see some new options that you can use now that the component’s part of an all-around smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Lake Havasu, or you want one personalized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and will build the best solution for your house. Call (928) 877-2148 or complete the form below to start.