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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in New Brunswick?

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your home’s security, you could have questions about if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in New Brunswick.

If you already use a component like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar New Brunswick scenarios where you might want to keep your existing equipment and slip it into the new system.

You’re relocating to a place with home security devices

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old equipment with you

You may want to take your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to transfer, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple component and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone device because it might link in with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a single device. You could even discover a couple of new options available now that the device is part of an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in New Brunswick, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and will build the best system for your home. Call (732) 607-4656 or send in the form below to get started.