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

July 28, 2021

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

If you already use a component like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Wausau scenes where you may want to keep your old component and add it to the new system.

You’re buying a home with home security alarms

A new house may come with an existing home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they may offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer easier. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, turning over the home security service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security components with you

You may need to take your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to do, as modern smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component by yourself or call a professional expert to come and dismantle the system. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone component because it may integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You may even see a couple of new actions available now that the component’s part of a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Wausau, or you need one built from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and find the best mixture for your family. Phone (715) 662-6232 or send in the form below to start.