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

July 28, 2021

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As you ask around about the different home security companies you can use, you may have questions about if you should buy brand-new equipment or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Helena.

Using existing devices depends on the circumstance. You will often be able to take your old devices and move them to your Vivint system, but only if they use Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to keep your existing component and link it to the new system.

Your new place has an existing home security system

Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the home security service may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and take your home security devices with you

You may want to bring your old smart devices with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as many smart devices are portable. You can take down each device yourself or call a professional expert to take care of the system. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any new items you want -- in your new house. The home security contract will remain the same.

You own a simple alarm or camera and want to build up

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you take notice of the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about hauling away that lone component because it might fit into your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and can manage many modern components.

You might erase the saved data you saved, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You may even find a few new options available now that it's within a bigger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Helena, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your needs and will build the best solution for your family. Call (406) 926-5388 or complete the form below to get started.