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Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in Miami?

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security services you can use, you may have questions about if you need to buy brand-new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Miami.

Using your own devices depends on the circumstance. You can keep your old equipment and switch 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 use your preowned equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll notice that the old owners left a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make your life a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

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

You might want to bring along your old home security components with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as most components are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to take down your devices. Then our installers will hang the same devices -- and any new items you want -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a simple alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much about hauling away that favorite alarm or camera because it could link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and allow 3rd party devices.

You may erase the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a single device. You might even find a few new activities available now that the component’s is linked to an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Miami, or you want one built to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security checklist and devise the best system for your family. Phone (786) 833-7988 or complete the form below to get started.