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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home services you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to get brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Blacksburg.

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

Your new house has an existing security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll find that the previous owners left a security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may need to take your existing home security components with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will hang the same features -- and any new devices you need -- in your new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite alarm or camera because it might link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You could erase the codes and clips you collected, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even discover a couple of new actions available now that the component’s part of a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Blacksburg, or you need one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and find the best mixture for your family. Call (540) 340-9402 or fill out the form below to start.