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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home services you can use, you might wonder if you should buy all new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Louisville.

Using existing components depends on the situation. You will often be able to take your old components and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your preowned component and add it to your new system.

Your new house has an existing security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll find that the old owners left a security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You may need to bring along your old smart devices with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can remove each device by yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and take care of everything. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any new devices you need -- in your new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one device and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone component because it could fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and allow most Z-wave components.

You could erase the video clips you saved, as they probably won't transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even see some new actions that you can use now that the device is within an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Louisville, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and find the best mixture for your home. Phone (502) 483-0778 or send in the form below to begin.