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Can I use a new home security system with existing equipment in New Orleans?

July 28, 2021

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As you go about personalizing your home’s security, you could have questions about if you need to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in New Orleans.

If you have something like a doorbell camera or a smart lock, you may be in luck. You can take your existing devices and move them to a Vivint system, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common New Orleans scenarios where you could want to use your existing equipment and slip it into your new system.

You’re buying a house with security components

A new house may come with a home security system. All the components work, are installed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration issues, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a fast visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The outgoing homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be a condition of the sale.

You need to move and take your old equipment with you

You might want to take your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty easy to do, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can remove each device yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down the system. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any smart services you need to add -- in your new place. Your home security contract will remain the same.

You have a simple component and want to build up

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small glass break sensor made you see the benefits of a security system, and now you need to add on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be tossing away that lone device because it might integrate with your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have built their programs from the ground up and welcome 3rd party devices.

You might lose the video clips you collected, as they won’t move over into the Vivint app. But your device will still work like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even see a few new actions available now that the component’s is linked to an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in New Orleans, or you need one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your security needs and devise the best mixture for your home. Call (504) 285-9448 or send in the form below to get started.