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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Athens?

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your smart home, you might wonder if you need to use new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Athens.

If you own something like a exterior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old components and switch them to your Vivint security system, but only if they have Z-wave sensors and are compatible with the new system. Here are some popular Athens scenarios where you could want to use your existing device and link it to your new system.

You’re moving into a house with security components

A new house may come with a home security system. All the components function well, 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 contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The old owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make the process a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You may want to bring your favorite Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty simple to do, as most smart devices are wireless. You can take down each device yourself or use a Vivint expert to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple component and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you take notice of the benefits of a security system, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone device because it might integrate with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their programs by using the latest technology and allow 3rd party devices.

You might lose the saved data you saved, as they might not transfer into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You might even find some new actions available now that the component’s part of a bigger security system.

Contact Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Athens, or you need one built with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your security needs and will build the best system for your family. Phone (706) 800-8603 or fill out the form below to get started.