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

July 28, 2021

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

Using existing components depends on the circumstance. You can keep your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your preowned device and link it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll find that the old owners used a security system. All the devices work, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing devices with you

You may want to bring your favorite home security components with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional expert to take care of the system. Then our installers will hang the same features -- and any new devices you want -- in your new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use a simple alarm or camera and need to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it might fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and welcome many modern alarms and cameras.

You could erase the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find some new activities available now that the device is within an all-around smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Lincoln, or you want one built from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security needs and devise the best mixture for your house. Phone (402) 545-5763 or send in the form below to begin.