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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in St. Petersburg?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about customizing your home’s security, you could wonder if you'll have to buy brand-new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in St. Petersburg.

If you own a device like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your old equipment and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular St. Petersburg scenarios where you could want to keep your existing equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re moving into a home with security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the owners downsize to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to take your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty simple to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or use a professional expert to dismantle everything. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one device and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you notice the value of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone component because it might fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they won’t integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You might even find some new options available now that the component’s within an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in St. Petersburg, or you want one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security needs and devise the best system for your house. Phone (727) 353-8318 or send in the form below to get started.