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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your new security system, you may wonder if you should get all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Waco.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your existing components and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Waco scenarios where you could want to keep your existing component and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with home security devices

A new home may come with a security system. All the components work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no usability issues, and they may offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

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

You might want to bring along your old smart devices with you to your new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any smart items you want to add -- in your new house. The home security contract will stay the same.

You use one component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was a single component. You might even see a couple of new activities that you can use now that it's part of a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Waco, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security checklist and find the best solution for your home. Call (254) 970-3775 or complete the form below to start.