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Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in Colorado Springs?

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your home’s security, you may have questions about if you should get new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Colorado Springs.

If you have a component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some familiar Colorado Springs scenes where you could want to use your old device and slip it into the new system.

You’re relocating to a home with home security devices

A new house may come with a home security system. All the components work, are placed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each device yourself or use a professional installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in the new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple component and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it could fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their services from the ground up and allow most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You could lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even see a few new activities that you can use now that it's part of an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Colorado Springs, or you need one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and find the best solution for your home. Call (719) 666-9853 or complete the form below to get started.