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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on which company you’ll use for home security, you could wonder if you need to get all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Springfield.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You can take your existing equipment and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned component and slip it into your new system.

You moved into a house with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you close on a house, a security system is already in use. All the components work, are placed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

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

You might want to take your existing smart devices with you to your new house when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each device yourself or use a professional expert to take care of the system. Then our installers will put in the same features -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a simple component and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that favorite device because it might link in with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party components.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your component will still work like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even find some new activities available now that the device is is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Springfield, or you want one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and will build the best mixture for your home. Call (417) 428-8884 or complete the form below to begin.