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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Roanoke?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about customizing your new security system, you may have questions about if you need to buy all new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Roanoke.

If you have a device like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You can take your old devices and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some popular Roanoke scenes where you could want to keep your preowned component and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a place with security alarms

A new home may come with a home security system. All the devices work, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and start a new service 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still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components.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 trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint service may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your home security devices with you

You may need to take your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional installer to come and take care of the system. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new home. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple alarm or camera and need to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small motion detector helped you notice the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it might link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may lose the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You may even discover a couple of new activities that you can use now that the component’s is linked to a bigger home security system.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Roanoke, or you need one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and devise the best system for your house. Call (540) 340-9398 or complete the form below to begin.