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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your home’s security, you may wonder if you'll have to buy new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Bloomington.

If you own a component like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You will often be able to take your old components and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Bloomington scenarios where you might want to keep your existing equipment and link it to your new system.

You’re buying a house with security devices

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You may want to bring your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each device yourself or use a professional installer to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that lone alarm or camera because it may link in with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could erase the video clips you collected, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even see a few new options available now that it's within a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Bloomington, or you’d rather get one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best solution for your home. Phone (309) 332-1140 or complete the form below to start.