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

July 28, 2021

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When looking at what place you’ll try for home security, you could wonder if you'll have to use new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Chattanooga.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You can take your old components and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your old device and link it to your new system.

You moved into a home with a pre-existing security system

Sometimes when people purchase a house, a modern security system is already installed. All the devices function well, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration issues, and they may offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.

The old homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the process easier. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing equipment with you

You might want to bring along your old Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as modern components are portable. You can remove each device by yourself or use a professional installer to dismantle your devices. Then our installers will hang the same devices -- and any additions you want to put in -- in the new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a simple alarm or camera and need to add on

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor helped you see the value of a smart home, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that starter component because it may fit into your new system. Security services like Vivint have created their systems from the ground up and allow many modern devices.

You could lose the video clips you collected, as they won’t transfer into a different mobile app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was an individual alarm or camera. You may even see a couple of new actions available now that the component’s within an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Chattanooga, or you need one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and will build the best system for your family. Call (423) 561-9767 or fill out the form below to start.