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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your smart home, you might have questions about if you'll have to use brand-new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Springfield.

If you own a component like a exterior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your old devices and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some popular Springfield scenes where you could want to use your existing equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with security devices

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the devices work, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they may offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your existing devices with you

You may need to take your existing Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. That’s fairly simple to do, as most smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that starter component because it may link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their systems meticulously and can manage most Z-wave components.

You may lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not integrate into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a single component. You might even find a few new activities available now that the device is within an all-around smart home.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Springfield, or you’d rather get one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and find the best mixture for your home. Phone (413) 277-7517 or send in the form below to start.