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Can I get a home security system with existing equipment in Hoover?

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security services you can use, you might have questions about if you need to buy new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Hoover.

Using your own components depends on the situation. You should be able to take your old equipment and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new house has a pre-installed security system

Many times after you buy a new house, you’ll notice that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the security service might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your old components with you

You might want to bring your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as many components are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to take down the system. Then a pro will set up the same components -- and any new items you want -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple device and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it could fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and welcome 3rd party components.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You could even see a couple of new actions available now that the component’s part of an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Hoover, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and will build the best solution for your house. Phone (205) 898-6989 or fill out the form below to begin.