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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Austin?

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your smart home, you might wonder if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Austin.

If you already use something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You can keep your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some popular Austin scenarios where you could want to keep your existing component and slip it into your new system.

You’re buying a home with security devices

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security service might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security devices with you

You might want to bring along your existing smart devices with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional expert to come and take care of everything. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one device and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that starter component because it could fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and can manage many modern devices.

You may lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it would when it was a single component. You may even discover a couple of new activities available now that the device is part of a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Austin, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your family. Phone (512) 229-9684 or complete the form below to get started.