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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what service you’ll choose for home security, you could wonder if you need to buy new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Kansas City.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the circumstances. You should be able to keep your old components and move them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your old equipment 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 security system is already installed. All the components work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your existing components with you

You may want to bring your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as modern alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional expert to come and take down everything. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in the new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have a simple device and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the advantages of a home security system, and now you want to expand. Don't worry too much if you’ll be hauling away that favorite component because it could integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their systems from the ground up and can manage 3rd party devices.

You could lose the saved data you saved, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual component. You could even find a couple of new actions available now that the component’s within a larger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Kansas City, or you want one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and will build the best system for your home. Call (816) 357-9576 or fill out the form below to start.