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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which company you’ll choose for your home security, you might have questions about if you need to use new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Olympia.

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

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

Sometimes when you buy a house, a 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 find that you have to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your old equipment with you

You might want to take your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty simple to accomplish, as most components are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional installer to take down your devices. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one alarm or camera and need to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the value of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that lone component because it might fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems by using the latest technology and can manage 3rd party components.

You might lose the saved data you saved, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even discover a couple of new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Olympia, or you want one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and find the best solution for your family. Call (360) 996-1195 or complete the form below to begin.