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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your smart home, you could wonder if you need to use brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Springfield.

If you already use something like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you might be in luck. You can take your existing devices and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Springfield scenes where you could want to keep your existing device and link it to your new system.

You’re buying a home with security devices

A new home may come with a home security system. All the devices work, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You may need to bring your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. It should be pretty easy to do, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional installer to dismantle everything. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a starter alarm or camera and need to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small motion detector made you take notice of the value of a home security system, and now you want to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that starter component because it could link in with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and allow most Z-wave components.

You may lose the saved data you collected, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You might even discover some new actions that you can use now that the device is is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Springfield, or you’d rather get one personalized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and find the best solution for your home. Phone (217) 627-6647 or fill out the form below to start.