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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home companies you can use, you may have questions about if you should use all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Greenville.

Using your own components depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your existing equipment and switch them to your Vivint 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 might be able to use your preowned component and link it to the new system.

Your new home has an existing home security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer cost to make your life simpler. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security contract may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may want to take your favorite Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down your devices. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any new items you need -- in your new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one device and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you take notice of the value of a smart home, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that favorite alarm or camera because it might link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and welcome many modern alarms and cameras.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they might not move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a single device. You could even find a couple of new activities available now that the component’s within a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Greenville, or you want one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security checklist and devise the best system for your house. Call (864) 660-7126 or complete the form below to get started.