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

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

When figuring out what service you’ll choose for a customized smart home, you may have questions about if you should use all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Fort Wayne.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You can take your old equipment and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing device and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-existing security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a modern security system is already in use. All the devices function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the security contract may be a condition of the sale.

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

You may need to bring along your existing home security components with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to do, as many components are portable. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional expert to come and take care of everything. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any additions you need to make -- in the new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have one device and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter device because it could integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You may lose the video clips you collected, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a single component. You may even discover a few new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Fort Wayne, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and will build the best solution for your family. Call (260) 286-9602 or send in the form below to begin.