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

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 new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Kingsport.

If you have a device like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You can take your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some familiar Kingsport scenarios where you might want to use your old component and add it to your new system.

You’re relocating to a house with home security devices

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the devices work, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or smaller home, turning over the home security service might be a part of the sale.

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

You might want to bring your favorite smart devices with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as modern alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional installer to take down everything. Then our installers will hang the same features -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a starter component and need to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter component because it could link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and can manage many modern components.

You might lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even see a couple of new options that you can use now that the device is part of a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Kingsport, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your family. Call (423) 556-9460 or fill out the form below to start.