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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your home’s security, you might wonder if you'll have to get new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Harrisburg.

If you have a device like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your old devices and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Harrisburg scenes where you could want to keep your preowned device and add it to your new system.

You’re moving into a place with security devices

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security components with you

You may want to bring your favorite smart devices with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as many smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component by yourself or contact a professional expert to take down everything. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple component and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone component because it may integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their services from the ground up and welcome 3rd party components.

You might erase the saved data you saved, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You might even discover a couple of new activities available now that the component’s is linked to a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Harrisburg, or you need one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and will build the best mixture for your home. Call (717) 844-9116 or send in the form below to begin.