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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your home’s security, you might wonder if you need to buy brand-new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Ithaca.

If you already use a device like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You can take your old devices and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Ithaca scenarios where you could want to use your existing component and link it to your new system.

You’re moving into a house with security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no usability issues, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make your life simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, transferring the Vivint service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You might need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as most components are plug and play. You can remove each device by yourself or use a professional installer to come and take care of the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in your new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter device and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that lone component because it may link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and welcome 3rd party devices.

You may erase the codes and clips you collected, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You could even find some new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Ithaca, or you’d rather get one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and devise the best system for your home. Call (607) 600-9658 or fill out the form below to get started.