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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your home’s security, you may have questions about if you need to buy brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Indianapolis.

If you own a device like a interior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can keep your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Indianapolis scenarios where you could want to keep your preowned device and slip it into the new system.

You’re buying a house with home security components

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You might want to bring your existing home security components with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as many components are plug and play. You can take down each device yourself or use a professional expert to dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple component and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter device because it might fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have built their services meticulously and can manage many modern devices.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You might even see a few new options that you can use now that the device is is linked to a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Indianapolis, or you want one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and find the best solution for your house. Phone (317) 978-5706 or complete the form below to start.