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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Sugarland?

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your home’s security, you could have questions about if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Sugarland.

If you have a component like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You can take your old devices and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Sugarland scenarios where you might want to use your existing component and link it to your new system.

You’re relocating to a house with home security alarms

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just pick up the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, transferring the security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your existing equipment with you

You may want to bring your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device by yourself or call a professional installer to dismantle everything. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new place. The home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple component and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you see the advantages of a security system, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it could integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their services meticulously and welcome many modern devices.

You might erase the codes and clips you saved, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone device. You may even see some new actions available now that the device is within a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Sugarland, or you’d rather get one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and find the best mixture for your family. Call (281) 688-2891 or complete the form below to get started.