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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Jonesboro?

July 28, 2021

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When looking at which place you’ll try for your home security, you could wonder if you should buy all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Jonesboro.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can keep your old devices and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned device and link it to your new system.

You moved into a house with an existing security system

Sometimes when people purchase a house, a security system is already in use. All the components function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the home security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You might want to bring your old home security components with you to your new place when you move. It should be fairly simple to do, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or use a Vivint expert to take care of your devices. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple component and need to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you take notice of the value of a home security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone device because it could integrate with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their systems by using the latest technology and can manage many modern devices.

You may lose the saved data you saved, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a single component. You might even find a couple of new options that you can use now that the component’s within a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Jonesboro, or you need one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security needs and will build the best system for your house. Call (870) 568-4128 or complete the form below to get started.