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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Birmingham?

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what place you’ll use for your home security, you could wonder if you'll have to use new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Birmingham.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to take your old devices and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned device and link it to your new system.

You moved into a place with a pre-existing home security system

Sometimes when you close on a home, a modern security system is already in use. All the components function well, are hung in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no usability issues, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the transfer simpler. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

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

You might need to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to accomplish, as most components are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and dismantle everything. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have one alarm or camera and are looking to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone alarm or camera because it could link in with your new smart home. Security services like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and welcome many modern components.

You could lose the saved data you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single device. You may even find some new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to a larger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Birmingham, or you need one personalized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your needs and devise the best solution for your family. Phone (205) 973-4125 or fill out the form below to begin.