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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in The Woodlands?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your new security system, you might have questions about if you'll have to use all new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in The Woodlands.

If you already use a device like a interior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your old devices and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular The Woodlands scenes where you may want to keep your old equipment and add it to your new system.

You’re buying a house with home security components

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old devices with you

You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly simple to do, as modern components are wireless. You can take down each device by yourself or contact a professional expert to come and take care of the system. Then our installers will set up the same components -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in your new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

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

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the value of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone device because it could fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their systems by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could erase the video clips you collected, as they won’t move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even find a couple of new activities available now that it's is linked to a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in The Woodlands, or you need one customized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your home. Phone (346) 787-2806 or fill out the form below to begin.