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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your home’s security, you might have questions about if you'll have to buy new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Mobile.

If you own something like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You should be able to take your old devices and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some familiar Mobile scenes where you could want to use your existing equipment and link it to your new system.

You’re buying a house with security alarms

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the security service may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you

You might need to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as modern components are wireless. You can take down each device by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple component and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter alarm or camera because it might link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t transfer into the Vivint app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was an individual component. You may even find some new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Mobile, or you want one built from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and will build the best solution for your home. Phone (251) 336-3077 or complete the form below to get started.