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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you could have questions about if you'll have to buy new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Beaumont.

If you own something like a interior camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing components and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Beaumont scenes where you may want to use your old component and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a home with security alarms

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the devices work, are hung in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just turn on the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you

You may need to bring your old smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional installer to take care of the system. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter device and are looking to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector helped you see the value of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it could fit into your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have created their systems from the ground up and can manage 3rd party devices.

You could erase the video clips you collected, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You may even see a few new activities available now that it's is linked to an all-around security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Beaumont, or you need one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and find the best system for your family. Call (409) 978-7822 or fill out the form below to start.