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

July 28, 2021

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As you start personalizing your new security system, you might have questions about if you need to use all new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Missoula.

If you have a component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You can take your existing equipment and transfer them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are some familiar Missoula scenes where you could want to use your old device and slip it into your new system.

You’re buying a place with home security devices

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will still come out to ensure there are no usability problems, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components.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

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make your life easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

You are looking to move and take your home security equipment with you

You might want to bring your existing smart devices with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each component yourself or use a professional installer to come and take care of the system. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a starter device and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor helped you see the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about throwing away that starter device because it may link in with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have created their programs meticulously and can manage many modern components.

You might lose the video clips you collected, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was an individual device. You may even see some new actions that you can use now that the component’s within an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Missoula, or you need one personalized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will talk through your security checklist and devise the best solution for your family. Phone (406) 926-0627 or fill out the form below to begin.