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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your new security system, you could have questions about if you need to buy brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Bend.

If you already use something like a interior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You can take your existing devices and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Bend scenarios where you could want to use your existing equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re moving into a house with security alarms

A new house may come with an existing home security system. All the devices work, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your home security devices with you

You might need to bring along your old home security components with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to accomplish, as many components are portable. You can take down each device by yourself or call a Vivint expert to dismantle the system. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it might link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You could even see some new activities available now that the component’s within a larger smart home.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Bend, or you need one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and find the best solution for your house. Call (541) 327-4968 or complete the form below to start.