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

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security companies you can use, you might have questions about if you'll have to buy new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Kennewick.

Using previously installed devices depends on the circumstance. You can keep your existing equipment and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to keep your existing device and add it to the new system.

Your new house has a pre-existing security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the previous owners didn’t take a security system. All the devices work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up fee to make the transfer simpler. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service might be an addendum of the sale.

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

You may want to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s fairly easy to do, as modern components are portable. You can remove each component yourself or use a professional expert to take down everything. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any new devices you want -- in your new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter device and are looking to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you see the value of a home security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter alarm or camera because it could integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems by using the latest technology and can manage most Z-wave alarms and cameras.

You may lose the codes and clips you collected, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still work like it would when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even see a few new activities that you can use now that the component’s within an all-around smart home.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Kennewick, or you want one personalized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security needs and devise the best mixture for your house. Phone (509) 794-3375 or send in the form below to get started.