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

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on which place you’ll use for home security, you might have questions about if you'll have to get all new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Nashville.

For a company like Vivint, that answer depends on the situation. You should be able to keep your old equipment and transfer them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your preowned component and add it to your new system.

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

Sometimes when you buy a home, a modern security system is already installed. All the components function well, are hung in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you make additions.

The old owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the home security service may be an addendum of the sale.

You want to move and take your old devices with you

You may want to bring your favorite home security components with you to your new place when you move. That’s pretty simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each device yourself or call a professional expert to come and take down the system. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in your new house. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You have a starter component and need to build up

Your exterior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you see the benefits of a smart home, and now you want to expand. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone device because it could link in with your new home security system. Security companies like Vivint have built their systems from the ground up and welcome most Z-wave components.

You could lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not move over into a different mobile app. But your device will still work like it would when it was a stand-alone alarm or camera. You could even find a few new options that you can use now that the device is is linked to a bigger security system.

Contact Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Nashville, or you want one personalized to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and will build the best mixture for your house. Phone (615) 908-3403 or send in the form below to start.