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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to buy brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Evansville.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the situation. You can keep your existing components and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your old component and add it to your new system.

Your new place has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners didn’t take a home security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old devices with you

You might need to take your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as modern components are wireless. You can remove each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to dismantle everything. Then our installers will hang the same devices -- and any new things you need -- in the new place. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have one device and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone device because it could link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and allow 3rd party components.

You may lose the saved data you collected, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You may even find a few new options that you can use now that the device is is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Evansville, or you want one built to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your needs and find the best solution for your house. Call (812) 310-5880 or send in the form below to get started.