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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what service you’ll use for home security, you could have questions about if you need to use all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Eugene.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your old devices and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned component and add it to your new system.

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

Sometimes when you buy a house, a home security system is already installed. All the components function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make your life easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint service may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing components with you

You might want to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as most components are plug and play. You can take down each component by yourself or use a professional expert to dismantle the system. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any additions you want to make -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the value of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter device because it could fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even discover a few new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Eugene, or you need one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your home. Call (541) 313-4091 or fill out the form below to begin.