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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your home’s security, you may have questions about if you should get new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Montgomery.

If you already use a component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You should be able to take your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Montgomery scenarios where you may want to keep your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

You’re moving into a place with security components

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the components work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the home security service may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your old components with you

You might need to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each alarm or camera by yourself or use a professional expert to dismantle the system. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new home. The home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter component because it may fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services meticulously and can manage many modern alarms and cameras.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was an individual device. You could even see a couple of new activities that you can use now that it's is linked to a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Montgomery, or you’d rather get one personalized from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and devise the best solution for your house. Phone (334) 378-2456 or fill out the form below to get started.