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

July 28, 2021

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As you start customizing your smart home, you could wonder if you need to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Bozeman.

If you have a component like a interior camera or a smart lock, you might be in luck. You will often be able to take your old components and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some familiar Bozeman scenes where you might want to use your old equipment and add it to the new system.

You’re moving into a place with security components

A new home may come with an existing security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are installed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to make sure there are no integration issues, and they might offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.

The previous owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make your life easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service may be a part of the sale.

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

You may want to take your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as many smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a Vivint installer to take care of everything. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in the new place. The home security contract will stay the same.

You have one alarm or camera and want to build up

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small glass break sensor made you notice the value of a security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that starter device because it could fit into your new home security system. Security services like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and allow most Z-wave components.

You could erase the saved data you saved, as they probably won't move over into the Vivint app. But your component will still work like it did when it was an individual device. You could even find some new options that you can use now that it's part of a bigger smart home.

Get a hold of Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're want a home security system with existing equipment in Bozeman, or you need one customized from the ground up, contact Vivint. A Vivint expert will listen to your security checklist and will build the best system for your home. Phone (406) 926-0255 or send in the form below to get started.