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Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in College Station?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you might have questions about if you should buy all new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in College Station.

If you have something like a interior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular College Station scenarios where you could want to use your old equipment and slip it into your new system.

You’re moving into a home with security devices

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the components work, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the home security service may be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may want to bring your existing Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or use a Vivint expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in the new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple component and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that favorite device because it might fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was a single device. You might even see a few new activities available now that it's within a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in College Station, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and devise the best system for your home. Call (979) 356-2138 or complete the form below to start.