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

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different smart home services you can use, you could wonder if you need to get brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Greensboro.

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You should be able to keep your old devices and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your old equipment and add it to the new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a house, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the Vivint contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring along your old home security components with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to transfer, as many smart devices are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional installer to take care of everything. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any new devices you need -- in the new home. The home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple device and are looking to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you see the advantages of a security system, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it may link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave devices.

You could lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You might even discover some new activities available now that it's part of an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Greensboro, or you want one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and find the best mixture for your family. Phone (336) 962-5081 or send in the form below to begin.