You moved into a home with a pre-existing security system
Sometimes when people buy a home, a modern security system is already established. All the components function well, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might see that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.
The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make the process simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, you keeping the home security service might be a condition of the sale.
You want to move and take your old components with you
You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. That’s fairly simple to do, as modern components are wireless. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down everything. Then an expert will set up the same components -- and any additions you need to put in -- in your new home. Your home security contract will remain the same.