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

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

When looking at which company you’ll try for home security, you might have questions about if you'll have to use new components or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in South Fulton.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to take your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old device and slip it into the new system.

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

Sometimes when you purchase a house, a modern security system is already installed. All the components work, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might discover that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

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

You may want to bring your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as most alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any additions you need to make -- in your new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple device and need to add on

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be hauling away that lone alarm or camera because it might integrate with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have built their services by using the latest technology and can manage many modern components.

You might lose the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You might even discover some new options available now that the device is within a bigger home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in South Fulton, or you want one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security checklist and devise the best solution for your home. Call (731) 327-6123 or complete the form below to start.