Can I install a new home security system with existing equipment in Houston?
As you ask around about the different home security companies you can use, you might wonder if you should buy new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Houston.
Using existing devices depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your existing devices and move 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 might be able to keep your existing component and slip it into the new system.
Your new place has an existing security system
Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll see that the old owners didn’t take a security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you add on.
The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and bring your old equipment with you
You might need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as many components are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or contact a professional expert to come and take care of your devices. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.
You own a starter device and are looking to build up
Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it may integrate with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and can manage 3rd party devices.
You might lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even see some new actions that you can use now that it's part of an all-around security system.
Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs
Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Houston, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your home. Phone (713) 597-3506 or complete the form below to get started.