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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about customizing your smart home, you might wonder if you need to get brand-new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Wichita.

If you own a device like a exterior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they are built with Z-wave sensors and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are some popular Wichita scenes where you could want to keep your preowned equipment and slip it into your new system.

You’re moving into a place with home security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the components function well, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your home security components with you

You might need to take your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to transfer, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a professional expert to take down the system. Then our installers will hang the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own one component and want to add on

Your exterior camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you need to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may link in with your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and can manage most Z-wave devices.

You may erase the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was a stand-alone device. You may even discover a few new actions that you can use now that it's is linked to a bigger home security system.

Contact Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Wichita, or you’d rather get one customized with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will talk through your needs and find the best mixture for your home. Phone (316) 844-6283 or fill out the form below to begin.