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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your home’s security, you might wonder if you'll have to buy new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Bellingham.

If you own a device like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can take your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Bellingham scenes where you might want to keep your existing equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re moving into a house with security devices

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration issues, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your 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 cost to make the process simpler. If the owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the home security service may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your old devices with you

You might need to bring along your favorite home security components with you to a new home when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or call a professional expert to take down the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You own one component and need to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone component because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services meticulously and allow many modern alarms and cameras.

You may erase the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You could even see a few new options available now that the component’s is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Bellingham, or you need one customized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security needs and find the best solution for your house. Phone (360) 968-8970 or send in the form below to start.