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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Monroe?

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home services you can use, you may wonder if you should get all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Monroe.

Using existing components depends on the circumstance. You should be able to keep your old components and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your existing device and add it to your new system.

Your new place has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the devices function well, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, transferring the home security service may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing devices with you

You might want to bring along your existing home security components with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as most components are wireless. You can remove each device by yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any new things you want -- in the new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one component and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and can manage 3rd party components.

You might erase the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was an individual device. You may even see some new actions available now that the component’s within a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Monroe, or you want one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and find the best system for your home. Phone (318) 758-9140 or fill out the form below to start.