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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which place you’ll choose for your home security, you could wonder if you should buy new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Topeka.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You should be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing equipment and add it to your new system.

You moved into a home with an existing security system

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a security system is already installed. All the components work, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service may be a condition of the sale.

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

You might want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to transfer, as most components are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or call a Vivint expert to take care of the system. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any additions you need to make -- in your new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter device and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the value of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it might fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party components.

You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You may even discover some new options that you can use now that the device is part of an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Topeka, or you want one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best system for your home. Call (785) 369-9429 or complete the form below to begin.