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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in St. George?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your new security system, you could have questions about if you'll have to buy all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in St. George.

If you own a device like a exterior camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some common St. George scenarios where you may want to use your existing component and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a house with security alarms

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the components function well, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this example, just pick up the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the Vivint contract may be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might want to bring along your existing Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device by yourself or contact a professional expert to come and take down the system. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone device because it could integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and allow most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even find a couple of new actions that you can use now that it's within an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in St. George, or you want one built with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security checklist and devise the best solution for your house. Phone (435) 375-3735 or complete the form below to start.