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

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

When looking at which company you’ll choose for home security, you could have questions about if you need to buy all new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Joplin.

For companies like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can take your old devices and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your preowned device and link it to the new system.

You moved into a home with an existing security system

Sometimes when people purchase a house, a modern security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security devices with you

You might want to bring your old smart devices with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can uninstall each device yourself or call a professional installer to dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You use one device and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector helped you see the advantages of a smart home, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that lone device because it may integrate with your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their systems meticulously and can manage 3rd party alarms and cameras.

You might erase the codes and clips you collected, as they might not move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even see a couple of new activities that you can use now that the device is within an all-around smart home.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Joplin, or you want one customized to your specification, contact Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and devise the best solution for your house. Phone (417) 557-3490 or fill out the form below to get started.