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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different home security services you can use, you might have questions about if you'll have to buy new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Minneapolis.

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You can take your existing equipment and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned equipment and slip it into the new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you buy a new house, you’ll see that the old owners didn’t take a home security system. All the components work, are hung in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they might offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up fee to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your existing devices with you

You might want to take your old Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to transfer, as many smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down the system. Then our installers will hang the same features -- and any new items you want -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that starter alarm or camera because it could integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services meticulously and can manage many modern components.

You might erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not integrate into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You could even find some new activities available now that the device is within an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Minneapolis, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and find the best solution for your family. Phone (612) 662-1765 or fill out the form below to start.