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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your home’s security, you might have questions about if you'll have to use brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Lafayette.

If you have a component like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your old equipment and move them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Lafayette scenes where you might want to use your preowned device and link it to the new system.

You’re moving into a house with security devices

A new house may come with an installed home security system. All the components work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or smaller home, turning over the security contract may be a part of the sale.

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

You may want to take your existing Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to transfer, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each component yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and take down everything. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use one component and want to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you need to expand. Don't fret too much about throwing away that starter device because it might fit into your new system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they won’t integrate into the Vivint app. But your component will still work like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find a few new activities available now that it's part of a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Lafayette, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security needs and find the best mixture for your house. Call (337) 226-0040 or send in the form below to start.