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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different security services you can use, you may wonder if you need to buy brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Augusta.

Using existing devices depends on the circumstance. You can take your existing components and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list 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 an existing home security system

Many times after you buy a home, you’ll find that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the components work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint contract might be a condition of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security devices with you

You might need to bring your existing Vivint system with you to a new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as many components are wireless. You can take down each device by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will set up the same features -- and any new devices you need -- in the new house. And your home security contract will remain the same.

You use a simple component and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you need to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite device because it may integrate with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow many modern devices.

You may lose the saved data you collected, as they won’t integrate into the Vivint app. But your component will still operate like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You might even discover a few new activities available now that the component’s is linked to a larger smart home.

Call Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Augusta, or you’d rather get one built to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and devise the best mixture for your family. Call (706) 780-3805 or send in the form below to start.