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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security companies you can use, you may wonder if you should buy all new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Hammond.

Using existing devices depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned component and slip it into the new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a home security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the Vivint service may be a part of the sale.

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

You may need to bring your old home security components with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to do, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint expert to take down your devices. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any new items you want -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a starter component and want to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it might fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and welcome 3rd party components.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it did when it was an individual device. You might even discover some new actions that you can use now that the device is part of a larger home security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Hammond, or you want one customized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and find the best mixture for your home. Call (219) 500-8943 or fill out the form below to start.