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

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

When looking at what company you’ll use for your home security, you may wonder if you'll have to buy all new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Hartford.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You should be able to take your old devices and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old equipment and add it to the new system.

You moved into a place with a pre-installed home security system

Sometimes when you close on a house, a security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, turning over the security service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing devices with you

You may want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as most components are plug and play. You can take down each component by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to dismantle everything. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new place. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone component because it may fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and allow many modern components.

You might erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You may even find some new actions that you can use now that the device is part of a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Hartford, or you’d rather get one customized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your needs and devise the best mixture for your house. Call (860) 864-4291 or complete the form below to begin.