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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different smart home services you can use, you may have questions about if you'll have to get brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Tulsa.

Using your own components depends on the situation. You can take your existing devices and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your preowned component and link it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll see that the old owners used a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you may have to do is to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the security contract might be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing components with you

You might want to bring your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each component by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to take down everything. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any new items you need -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a starter alarm or camera and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you notice the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter component because it could link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their services by using the latest technology and allow most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You might lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they might not integrate into another service provider’s app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You could even discover a couple of new options that you can use now that the component’s part of a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Tulsa, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security needs and will build the best solution for your house. Phone (918) 731-3376 or fill out the form below to get started.