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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Wichita Falls?

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different home security services you can use, you could wonder if you need to buy all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Wichita Falls.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your old equipment and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your preowned equipment and link it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a home security system. All the components work, are installed in the best 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 come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the security contract may be a part of the sale.

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

You may want to take your favorite Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and take care of everything. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own one alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter device because it could integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You might erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find a few new activities that you can use now that the component’s within a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Wichita Falls, or you want one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and will build the best mixture for your house. Call (940) 209-1266 or send in the form below to start.