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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home companies you can use, you might have questions about if you should buy brand-new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Boulder.

Using your own devices depends on the circumstance. You should be able to keep your old components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your existing device and link it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the old owners used a security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security devices with you

You may need to bring along your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or call a Vivint installer to take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any new items you need -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use one component and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it may integrate with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and allow many modern alarms and cameras.

You might erase the saved data you collected, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a single component. You could even see a couple of new actions available now that the device is is linked to a larger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Boulder, or you need one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best mixture for your home. Phone (720) 807-9203 or complete the form below to start.