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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your home’s security, you might wonder if you'll have to get all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Ogden.

If you already use a device like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You should be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Ogden scenarios where you may want to keep your existing device and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a home with home security alarms

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the home security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may want to bring along your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each component by yourself or use a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new house. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have a starter component and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it might link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have built their services from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave devices.

You might lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even see some new actions that you can use now that the component’s is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Ogden, or you need one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and will build the best system for your house. Call (385) 900-2979 or fill out the form below to begin.