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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home companies you can use, you may wonder if you need to buy new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Killeen.

Using previously installed devices depends on the situation. You should be able to take your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old component and add it to the new system.

Your new place has an existing home security system

Many times after you buy a house, you’ll see that the old owners left a security system. All the devices work, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions 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 components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make the process easier. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, transferring the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your old devices with you

You may need to take your favorite home security components with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as many components are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any new things you need -- in the new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple device and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite component because it may link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their systems by using the latest technology and welcome many modern components.

You could lose the saved data you saved, as they might not integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You may even find a couple of new activities that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger home security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Killeen, or you’d rather get one built with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and will build the best solution for your family. Call (254) 351-0495 or send in the form below to get started.