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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you might have questions about if you should get all new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Amarillo.

If you have something like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Amarillo scenes where you might want to use your preowned equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re relocating to a house with security alarms

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the components function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just pick up the phone to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they may offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old devices with you

You may want to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each component yourself or call a Vivint installer to dismantle everything. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple device and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that starter alarm or camera because it could link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their systems by using the latest technology and allow many modern components.

You may lose the saved data you collected, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone component. You might even discover a couple of new options available now that the device is is linked to a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Amarillo, or you want one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and find the best solution for your home. Call (806) 615-4222 or fill out the form below to begin.