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Can I use a home security system with existing equipment in Jackson?

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different smart home services you can use, you could have questions about if you should get all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Jackson.

Using your own devices depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your old equipment and add it to your new system.

Your new place has a pre-installed home security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll see that the previous owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the components function well, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.

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

You may want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new home when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional expert to take care of everything. Then a pro will set up the same components -- and any new devices you need -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have one device and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you see the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite device because it may fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You might lose the video clips you collected, as they probably won't integrate into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You may even find a couple of new activities that you can use now that the device is within an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Jackson, or you’d rather get one built from the ground up, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and devise the best solution for your house. Phone (601) 607-9990 or fill out the form below to begin.