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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which company you’ll use for a customized smart home, you could wonder if you should get all new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Baltimore.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and switch them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned component and slip it into the new system.

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

Sometimes when people close on a house, a modern security system is already established. All the devices work, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might see that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing components with you

You might need to take your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to do, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each device by yourself or call a professional installer to come and take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any additions you need to make -- in the new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple component and want to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it might fit into your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs from the ground up and welcome many modern components.

You could lose the saved data you saved, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You may even discover a couple of new activities that you can use now that it's part of a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Baltimore, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and find the best solution for your house. Phone (410) 231-7697 or fill out the form below to begin.