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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what service you’ll try for your home security, you might wonder if you'll have to buy new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Fargo.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your existing components 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 a few reasons to keep your preowned device and slip it into your new system.

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

Sometimes when you buy a house, a modern security system is already established. All the components work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they may offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your old equipment with you

You might need to bring your favorite home security components with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to do, as many smart devices are wireless. You can take down each device yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and take care of your devices. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple component and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it may link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and allow 3rd party devices.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You might even find a few new actions available now that the component’s is linked to a larger smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Fargo, or you need one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and will build the best system for your family. Call (701) 699-4489 or send in the form below to get started.