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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in Corpus Christi?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you might wonder if you need to get all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Corpus Christi.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You can take your old equipment and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Corpus Christi scenarios where you may want to keep your existing equipment and link it to your new system.

You’re buying a place with home security components

A new home may come with an existing home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make your life a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and bring your existing components with you

You may want to take your old home security components with you to your new place when you move. That’s fairly easy to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then a pro will put in the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a starter component and are looking to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite component because it could link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have built their programs meticulously and welcome most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single device. You may even see a few new activities available now that the device is is linked to an all-around security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Corpus Christi, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and devise the best system for your house. Call (361) 733-2385 or send in the form below to begin.