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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Lubbock?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what place you’ll choose for a customized smart home, you may have questions about if you'll have to use all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Lubbock.

For companies like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old device and link it to the new system.

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

Sometimes when you close on a house, a modern security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert 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show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components.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 have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make the process a snap. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You may need to bring your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. That’s pretty simple to transfer, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in the new home. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple component and need to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you see the advantages of a security system, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might erase the video clips you saved, as they won’t integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was an individual component. You could even discover a few new activities available now that the device is part of a bigger home security system.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Lubbock, or you want one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and devise the best solution for your home. Call (806) 615-4325 or send in the form below to begin.