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

July 28, 2021

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

If you already use a device like a interior camera or a smart light, you may be in luck. You should be able to keep your existing components and move them to your Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are compatible with the new system. Here are some common Atlanta scenes where you might want to use your existing device and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a place with home security devices

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.

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

You want to move and take your old components with you

You may need to take your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are plug and play. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or call a Vivint expert to dismantle everything. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You use a simple alarm or camera and want to add on

Your interior camera, smart thermostat, or small door sensor made you notice the benefits of a smart home, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much if you’ll be throwing away that lone component because it might link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs from the ground up and can manage many modern components.

You may lose the codes and clips you saved, as they won’t move over into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual component. You might even discover a few new options that you can use now that it's is linked to a larger security system.

Call Vivint for your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Atlanta, or you want one customized with all new components, look to Vivint. A Vivint professional will listen to your needs and find the best system for your home. Call (404) 905-1132 or send in the form below to get started.