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Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in Abilene?

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your smart home, you could wonder if you'll have to get brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Abilene.

If you own a device like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your existing devices and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Abilene scenes where you might want to keep your old equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a house with security alarms

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint service might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You might want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as modern smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each component yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and dismantle everything. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use one component and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you see the value of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone component because it could link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems from the ground up and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You could erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a single device. You may even find a couple of new actions that you can use now that it's part of a larger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Abilene, or you want one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and find the best mixture for your house. Call (325) 378-0098 or fill out the form below to begin.