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

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

As you go about personalizing your smart home, you could have questions about if you should buy all new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Plano.

If you own something like a interior camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You can take your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Plano scenarios where you might want to keep your old component and add it to your new system.

You’re buying a house with security alarms

A new house may come with a security system. All the devices work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and start a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer cost to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your old equipment with you

You might need to take your old Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to transfer, as most components are wireless. You can uninstall each component by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You own one alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite component because it might fit into your new system. Security services like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and welcome most Z-wave devices.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a single device. You could even see some new activities available now that the device is within a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Plano, or you want one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and devise the best system for your home. Call (972) 703-5112 or send in the form below to get started.