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Can I install a home security system with existing equipment in Baton Rouge?

July 28, 2021

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When deciding on what service you’ll try for your home security, you could wonder if you'll have to get new components or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in Baton Rouge.

For a smart home provider like Vivint, that solution depends on the circumstances. You should be able to keep your existing equipment and transfer them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are compatible with the new system. Here are a few reasons to keep your existing component and link it to the new system.

You moved into a place with a pre-existing security system

Sometimes when people buy a house, a home security system is already established. All the devices function well, are installed in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer suggestions on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.

The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the process easier. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the home security contract may be an addendum of the sale.

You need to move and take your existing components with you

You might need to bring along your old smart devices with you to your new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional expert to come and dismantle everything. Then our installers will hang the same features -- and any additions you need to have -- in the new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.

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

Your doorbell camera, smart lock, or small door sensor made you take notice of the benefits of a smart home, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't fret too much if you’ll be tossing away that favorite component because it might fit into your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs meticulously and can manage 3rd party devices.

You could erase the video clips you have in the cloud, as they might not transfer into the Vivint app. But your device will still handle like it did when it was a single alarm or camera. You could even see a couple of new actions that you can use now that the component’s part of a larger security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're getting a home security system with existing equipment in Baton Rouge, or you’d rather get one personalized with all new components, call Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your security checklist and devise the best system for your family. Call (225) 725-8055 or complete the form below to get started.