Vivint Authorized Retailer San Antonio
Smart Security Specialists -- Your Vivint Authorized Dealer Covering San Antonio & Surrounding Areas

Can I get a new home security system with existing equipment in San Antonio?

July 28, 2021

Vivent hub screen on living room wall.

As you ask around about the different smart home services you can use, you could wonder if you should use brand-new alarms and sensors or if you can use your home security system with existing equipment in San Antonio.

Using your own components depends on the situation. You can take your old equipment and switch them to your Vivint smart home, but only if they have Z-wave technology and are able to sync with the new system. Here are three scenarios where you may be able to use your existing component and add it to the new system.

Your new home has an existing home security system

Many times after you close on a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners didn’t take 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 might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you add on.

The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a small set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or smaller home, you keeping the security service may be a condition of the sale.

You want to move and bring your old components with you

You might want to bring your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty simple to do, as most smart devices are portable. You can uninstall each device yourself or contact a professional expert to come and dismantle everything. Then an expert will hang the same components -- and any new items you need -- in your new place. And your home security contract will stay the same.

You own one component and need to add on

Your exterior camera, garage door sensor, or small glass break sensor made you notice the advantages of a smart home, and now you want to add on. Don't worry too much about hauling away that favorite device because it may fit into your new system. Companies like Vivint have crafted their programs by using the latest technology and can manage many modern components.

You could erase the video clips you saved, as they probably won't transfer into a different mobile app. But your component will still operate like it would when it was a single component. You might even see a few new activities that you can use now that the component’s within a bigger smart home.

Call Vivint for all your smart home needs

Whether you're setting up a home security system with existing equipment in San Antonio, or you need one personalized to your specification, look to Vivint. A Vivint agent will discuss your needs and will build the best mixture for your family. Call (210) 934-3694 or complete the form below to start.