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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which service you’ll use for home security, you might wonder if you'll have to use brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Johnson City.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to take your old equipment and transfer them to your 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 preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a home with an existing security system

Sometimes when people close on a home, a modern security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service may be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component yourself or call a professional expert to come and take care of the system. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any additions you need to make -- in your new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own a starter device and need to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you notice the value of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone component because it may fit into your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have crafted their systems by using the latest technology and can manage 3rd party devices.

You might erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even discover a few new actions available now that it's is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Johnson City, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and will build the best solution for your house. Phone (423) 537-4338 or complete the form below to start.