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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on which place you’ll use for a customized smart home, you could have questions about if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Dallas.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned device and link it to your new system.

You moved into a house with a pre-existing security system

Sometimes when you close on a home, a home security system is already in use. All the components work, are installed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security contract may be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to take your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or use a professional installer to take down everything. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use one device and need to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the value of a security system, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it might integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and allow many modern devices.

You may lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even discover some new options that you can use now that the device is is linked to a larger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Dallas, or you’d rather get one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Call (469) 812-8953 or complete the form below to start.