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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in St. Louis?

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your home’s security, you might have questions about if you need to buy new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in St. Louis.

If you have a device like a doorbell camera or a smart light, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common St. Louis scenarios where you could want to keep your old component and add it to the new system.

You’re buying a house with home security alarms

A new house may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the home security service may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You might need to take your existing smart devices with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to do, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each component yourself or contact a professional expert to dismantle your devices. Then our installers will hang the same features -- and any smart services you want to add -- in the new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple component and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that starter device because it might fit into your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and welcome most Z-wave components.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they probably won't move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You might even find a couple of new activities that you can use now that the device is is linked to an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in St. Louis, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and devise the best mixture for your house. Phone (314) 866-4556 or fill out the form below to begin.