You moved into a house with a pre-installed security system
Sometimes when you purchase a home, a modern security system is already in use. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no integration issues, and they might offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.
The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer fee to make the process easier. If the previous owners downsize to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you
You may need to bring your existing Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s fairly easy to do, as modern components are portable. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional expert to take care of everything. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to make -- in the new place. The home security contract will remain the same.