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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different home security companies you can use, you may wonder if you should use new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Tampa.

Using previously installed devices depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your existing devices and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old component and slip it into your new system.

Your new home has an existing security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the components function well, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make your life simpler. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint contract might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might want to take your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each component yourself or call a Vivint expert to take down everything. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You own one component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about hauling away that favorite alarm or camera because it may link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave components.

You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single component. You could even find a couple of new activities that you can use now that it's is linked to a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Tampa, or you’d rather get one built to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your home. Phone (813) 590-1845 or complete the form below to get started.