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

July 28, 2021

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As you go about building your home’s security, you may have questions about if you'll have to use new equipment or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Brownsville.

If you own a component like a exterior camera or a motion detector, you may be in luck. You will often be able to keep your existing devices and transfer them to your Vivint system, but only if they are built with Z-wave linking and are able to sync with the new system. Here are some popular Brownsville scenes where you could want to keep your existing device and slip it into the new system.

You’re moving into a home with home security devices

A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the devices function well, are placed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this example, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no integration issues, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you make additions.

The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small transfer cost to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.

You want to move and bring your existing equipment with you

You may need to bring your existing Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as modern smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each component by yourself or contact a Vivint installer to come and take down everything. Then our installers will hang the same devices -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in your new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own a simple device and are looking to add on

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you notice the value of a smart home, and now you want to build on. Don't worry too much about throwing away that favorite alarm or camera because it may link in with your new system. Companies like Vivint have created their programs by using the latest technology and welcome 3rd party components.

You could erase the saved data you have in the cloud, as they probably won't move over into another service provider’s app. But your component will still handle like it would when it was a stand-alone component. You may even discover a few new activities available now that the device is is linked to an all-around home security system.

Contact Vivint for your home security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Brownsville, or you’d rather get one built to your specification, call Vivint. A Vivint professional will discuss your security checklist and will build the best solution for your home. Call (956) 948-3547 or fill out the form below to start.