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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what place you’ll use for home security, you might have questions about if you'll have to use new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Decatur.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You can take your old devices and switch them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing equipment and add it to the new system.

You moved into a place with a pre-installed security system

Sometimes when people buy a house, a security system is already established. All the components function well, are installed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover 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 compatibility problems, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the security service may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your existing devices with you

You may need to bring your existing home security components with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly simple to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or use a professional expert to dismantle your devices. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple component and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone device because it could integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You may erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You could even find a couple of new actions that you can use now that the device is part of an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Decatur, or you need one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your needs and will build the best solution for your family. Call (256) 305-1902 or fill out the form below to get started.