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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different home security companies you can use, you could have questions about if you'll have to use all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Tyler.

Using your own alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You can take your existing components and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your existing device and link it to your new system.

Your new home has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you buy a new house, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as most smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or use a Vivint expert to take care of your devices. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own one alarm or camera and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter device because it could integrate with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was a single component. You could even discover some new options available now that the device is within a larger home security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Tyler, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and find the best solution for your house. Phone (903) 459-7565 or fill out the form below to start.