Your new house has a pre-existing security system
Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the old owners used a security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration issues, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.
The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up cost to make the transfer a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the security service might be an addendum of the sale.
You need to move and bring your home security devices with you
You may need to bring along your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, as many alarms and smart devices are plug and play. You can remove each device yourself or call a Vivint installer to take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same features -- and any new items you need -- in the new place. Your home security contract will stay the same.