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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about customizing your new security system, you may wonder if you need to get new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Sandy Springs.

If you already use something like a interior camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You should be able to take your old components and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Sandy Springs scenarios where you could want to use your old equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with home security alarms

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the components work, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just pick up the phone to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your home security components with you

You might need to take your existing Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can remove each device yourself or contact a professional expert to dismantle everything. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any smart services you need to add -- in your new place. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one device and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you take notice of the advantages of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that starter alarm or camera because it might fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You might even find some new activities that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a larger home security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Sandy Springs, or you want one built from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and find the best system for your home. Phone (470) 466-8688 or fill out the form below to get started.