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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Bowling Green?

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what place you’ll try for home security, you might have questions about if you need to use all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Bowling Green.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your old components and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

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

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a security system is already installed. All the components work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the home security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you

You might want to bring your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or contact a professional expert to take down your devices. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any additions you need to make -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own one component and want to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you notice the value of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it might integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their programs from the ground up and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You may lose the codes and clips you collected, as they might not integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was an individual device. You may even see a couple of new options available now that the device is is linked to an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Bowling Green, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security checklist and devise the best system for your house. Phone (270) 514-2292 or send in the form below to start.