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Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in Myrtle Beach?

July 28, 2021

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As you research the different security companies you can use, you could have questions about if you need to use brand-new equipment or if you can incorporate your home security system with existing equipment in Myrtle Beach.

Using existing alarms and cameras depends on the circumstance. You can keep your old components and move them to a Vivint smart home, but only if they use Z-wave sensors and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you might be able to use your existing component and add it to your new system.

Your new home has a pre-existing home security system

Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll see that the previous owners used a smart home system. All the devices function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or smaller home, transferring the security contract may be a part of the sale.

You need to move and bring your home security components with you

You may want to take your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to do, as most alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to dismantle everything. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any new things you need -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.

You use a simple component and need to build up

Your interior camera, garage door sensor, or small motion detector made you see the value of a home security system, and now you are thinking to expand. Don't worry too much about hauling away that starter component because it may fit into your new smart home. Security companies like Vivint have created their services from the ground up and allow most Z-wave devices.

You may erase the saved data you saved, as they won’t move over into a different mobile app. But your smart item will still handle like it would when it was an individual alarm or camera. You could even find a couple of new options available now that the component’s part of an all-around home security system.

Call Vivint for all your security needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in Myrtle Beach, or you want one customized from the ground up, look to Vivint. A Vivint expert will discuss your needs and devise the best system for your family. Call (843) 483-5033 or fill out the form below to start.