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

July 28, 2021

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When figuring out which place you’ll try for your home security, you may have questions about if you need to use brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can keep your home security system with existing equipment in Oklahoma City.

For a company like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to take your old equipment and switch them to a Vivint security system, but only if they use Z-wave linking and are on the compatibility list with the new system. Here are a few reasons to use your existing component and slip it into your new system.

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

Sometimes when you buy a house, a home security system is already in use. All the devices work, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on upgrades. It's a fast trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the home security contract might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You might need to bring your old home security components with you to your new place when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as most smart devices are portable. You can take down each component yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle the system. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any additions you want to make -- in the new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.

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

Your doorbell camera, garage door sensor, or small door sensor made you take notice of the advantages of a home security system, and now you are thinking to add on. Don't fret too much about tossing away that lone device because it may link in with your new home security system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs from the ground up and can manage 3rd party components.

You might lose the video clips you have in the cloud, as they probably won't integrate into another service provider’s app. But your device will still operate like it would when it was an individual component. You may even discover some new actions that you can use now that the device is part of a bigger smart home.

Contact Vivint for all your home security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Oklahoma City, or you’d rather get one built with all new components, contact Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and devise the best system for your family. Phone (405) 777-7501 or send in the form below to get started.