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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in Fort Lauderdale?

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you could wonder if you should buy brand-new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Fort Lauderdale.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You will often be able to take your existing equipment and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Fort Lauderdale scenes where you could want to use your old component and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a place with home security components

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the components work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint service may be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing devices with you

You might need to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to transfer, as modern components are portable. You can take down each device yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and take care of everything. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any smart items you want to add -- in your new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter component and are looking to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter component because it may fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You might lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single device. You might even discover a few new actions that you can use now that the component’s is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Fort Lauderdale, or you need one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and find the best mixture for your family. Phone (954) 287-0437 or send in the form below to get started.