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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your smart home, you might have questions about if you should use all new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Shreveport.

If you have something like a exterior camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old devices and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Shreveport scenarios where you may want to keep your preowned device and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a home with security alarms

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the components work, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, just turn on the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the process simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security service might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and take your old components with you

You might need to take your favorite smart devices with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to do, as modern components are wireless. You can uninstall each component yourself or call a Vivint expert to dismantle your devices. Then a pro will put in the same features -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have one component and want to add on

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you see the benefits of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter component because it may fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and welcome most Z-wave devices.

You may lose the saved data you saved, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still operate like it did when it was an individual device. You might even discover a few new actions available now that the device is is linked to an all-around security system.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Shreveport, or you want one personalized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your security checklist and devise the best mixture for your family. Call (318) 612-1329 or send in the form below to get started.