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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which place you’ll try for your home security, you might wonder if you'll have to get brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Jefferson City.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to keep your old components and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned device and link it to your new system.

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

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a security system is already in use. All the components work, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your old devices with you

You may need to take your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to do, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will hang the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new house. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple device and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it could link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not integrate into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You may even find a couple of new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Jefferson City, or you want one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and devise the best solution for your family. Phone (573) 498-8565 or send in the form below to get started.