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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out what place you’ll try for a customized smart home, you might wonder if you should buy brand-new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Richmond.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You will often be able to take your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old component and add it to the new system.

You moved into a house with an existing home security system

Sometimes when people purchase a house, a home security system is already established. All the components work, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might find that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no usability issues, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your old equipment with you

You may need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty easy to transfer, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional expert to come and take care of the system. Then an expert will set up the same devices -- and any additions you need to make -- in your new house. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the benefits of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much about tossing away that lone component because it may fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave components.

You might erase the video clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it did when it was a single component. You could even find a few new actions that you can use now that it's part of a bigger security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Richmond, or you need one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and will build the best system for your home. Phone (804) 534-2782 or complete the form below to start.