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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what place you’ll choose for a customized smart home, you might have questions about if you'll have to use all new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Columbus.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You should be able to take your old devices and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old equipment and add it to the new system.

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

Sometimes when you close on a home, a security system is already in use. All the components work, are installed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make your life simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, turning over the security service might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security equipment with you

You may need to bring along your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly simple to accomplish, as many smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint installer to take care of everything. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any additions you want to put in -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and want to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you see the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that starter component because it could integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow many modern components.

You could lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even see a few new options that you can use now that the component’s within an all-around smart home.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Columbus, or you want one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and devise the best solution for your family. Call (706) 770-6611 or complete the form below to get started.