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

July 28, 2021

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As you start building your smart home, you might have questions about if you need to get brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Asheville.

If you have a component like a doorbell camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You will often be able to keep your old components and switch them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some common Asheville scenarios where you may want to use your old device and add it to your new system.

You’re buying a place with security devices

A new home may come with an installed security system. All the components function well, are hung in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your home security components with you

You might need to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to do, as many alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each device by yourself or call a professional expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart services you need to add -- in the new home. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own a starter component and need to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a home security system, and now you are thinking to build on. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it might integrate with your new smart home. Companies like Vivint have crafted their services from the ground up and allow 3rd party components.

You may lose the codes and clips you have in the cloud, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was an individual component. You could even find a few new options available now that the component’s within a larger smart home.

Contact Vivint for your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Asheville, or you want one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will talk through your security needs and find the best system for your family. Phone (828) 571-7175 or send in the form below to get started.