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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you may wonder if you need to use new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Gulfport.

If you already use a component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You will often be able to take your old devices and transfer them to a Vivint security system, but only if they are built with Z-wave technology and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Gulfport scenarios where you might want to use your old device and add it to the new system.

You’re buying a place with security devices

A new house may come with an existing security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just turn on the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint contract might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your old devices with you

You might need to bring along your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each device yourself or call a Vivint installer to come and take care of everything. Then our installers will set up the same devices -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You have a starter alarm or camera and are looking to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone device because it may integrate with your new system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and welcome many modern devices.

You could erase the codes and clips you collected, as they might not move over into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still operate like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You could even see a few new options available now that the component’s part of a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Gulfport, or you want one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security needs and will build the best mixture for your home. Call (228) 338-1467 or complete the form below to get started.