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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your home’s security, you could wonder if you'll have to buy all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Des Moines.

If you already use something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You should be able to take your existing equipment and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Des Moines scenes where you may want to keep your old component and slip it into the new system.

You’re buying a house with home security devices

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the devices work, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make the transfer easier. If the owners downsize to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security components with you

You might need to bring your old home security components with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or contact a Vivint expert to take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You own a starter device and need to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you notice the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it might integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and can manage many modern devices.

You could lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was a single device. You might even discover some new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Des Moines, or you need one personalized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and will build the best mixture for your house. Phone (515) 972-5232 or send in the form below to get started.