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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Fort Worth?

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your new security system, you might wonder if you'll have to buy brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Fort Worth.

If you have something like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You will often be able to take your old components and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Fort Worth scenarios where you might want to keep your preowned equipment and link it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with security alarms

A new home may come with a home security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be a part of the sale.

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

You may need to take your existing smart devices with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to take care of the system. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You own a starter component and are looking to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the advantages of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it may link in with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You could erase the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a single component. You might even discover a couple of new actions available now that the device is within a larger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Fort Worth, or you want one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your security checklist and will build the best system for your house. Phone (817) 241-5844 or complete the form below to get started.