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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Lynchburg?

July 28, 2021

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As you look around at the different security services you can use, you could have questions about if you'll have to get all new components or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Lynchburg.

Using existing devices depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your old devices and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your existing component and link it to the new system.

Your new place has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll notice that the old owners left a smart home system. All the components function well, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the home security service might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you

You may want to take your favorite Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any new items you want -- in your new place. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple component and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it could fit into your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have crafted their services by using the latest technology and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could lose the saved data you saved, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find a few new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Lynchburg, or you need one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and find the best solution for your home. Phone (434) 300-3689 or send in the form below to begin.