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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which service you’ll use for a customized smart home, you might have questions about if you'll have to get new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Charlotte.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible 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 a pre-installed security system

Sometimes when people close on a house, a home security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components.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 components -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer fee to make your life a snap. If the owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security service may be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you

You may need to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as modern alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and take care of everything. Then an expert will set up the same features -- and any additions you want to put in -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple component and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you see the advantages of a security system, and now you want to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter component because it might fit into your new system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and welcome 3rd party components.

You might lose the saved data you collected, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was an individual component. You may even see some new activities available now that it's is linked to a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Charlotte, or you want one customized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will listen to your needs and find the best system for your family. Call (704) 457-8797 or complete the form below to begin.