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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what company you’ll use for a customized smart home, you could wonder if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Dothan.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can take your existing equipment and move them to your 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 equipment and add it to the new system.

You moved into a house with an existing home security system

Sometimes when people close on a home, a modern security system is already in use. All the devices work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, 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 options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the home security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your old devices with you

You might want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and dismantle the system. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any additions you need to put in -- in the new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and want to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it may integrate with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their systems by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You might even discover some new options available now that the device is is linked to an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Dothan, or you want one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and devise the best mixture for your family. Call (334) 378-2166 or send in the form below to start.