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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what service you’ll choose for a customized smart home, you might wonder if you should get brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Boise.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can take your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

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

Sometimes when people close on a home, a home security system is already established. All the devices function well, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing equipment with you

You might need to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to do, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each device by yourself or use a professional installer to come and take down everything. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any additions you need to put in -- in your new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple component and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you take notice of the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it may fit into your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You could lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You could even discover a few new activities that you can use now that the device is is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Boise, or you need one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best mixture for your house. Call (208) 306-4107 or complete the form below to start.