Your new place has a pre-installed home security system
Many times after you purchase a house, you’ll see that the previous owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the components function well, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.
The outgoing owners can give an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract may be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and bring your existing devices with you
You may want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new home when you move. It should be fairly simple to transfer, as many components are portable. You can uninstall each device by yourself or use a professional expert to take care of everything. Then a pro will set up the same components -- and any new devices you need -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.