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

July 28, 2021

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

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You can keep your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your preowned component and slip it into the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the old owners used a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your old components with you

You might need to bring along your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as most smart devices are portable. You can take down each component by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down everything. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter component because it could integrate with your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and allow many modern alarms and cameras.

You could erase the saved data you saved, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find a couple of new activities available now that the device is part of a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Alpharetta, or you want one personalized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and find the best mixture for your family. Phone (678) 379-1627 or fill out the form below to get started.