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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security services you can use, you might wonder if you should use new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Memphis.

Using previously installed components depends on the situation. You can keep your old equipment and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your old device and slip it into the new system.

Your new home has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll see that the previous owners used a home security system. All the components work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the security service may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old devices with you

You may want to bring your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as most components are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or call a professional expert to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any new items you want -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple device and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter alarm or camera because it could integrate with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and allow 3rd party devices.

You might lose the saved data you saved, as they might not integrate into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even see some new options available now that the component’s is linked to an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Memphis, or you’d rather get one built with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your needs and find the best mixture for your home. Call (901) 763-6618 or send in the form below to get started.