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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what place you’ll choose for home security, you may have questions about if you'll have to buy all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Spokane.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You will often be able to keep your old devices and switch them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing equipment and link it to your new system.

You moved into a house with an existing home security system

Sometimes when you close on a house, a home security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration issues, and they may offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your alarm 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 cost to make the process a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to transfer, as most smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to take care of the system. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any additions you want to put in -- in the new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You have a starter alarm or camera and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor helped you take notice of the value of a security system, and now you need to build on. Don't fret too much about hauling away that lone component because it might integrate with your new system. Security services like Vivint have built their systems meticulously and allow most Z-wave components.

You may erase the saved data you collected, as they won’t integrate into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You could even see a couple of new actions available now that the device is part of an all-around home security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Spokane, or you need one customized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and devise the best system for your home. Phone (509) 794-3440 or fill out the form below to begin.