You moved into a house with a pre-installed home security system
Sometimes when you close on a house, a modern security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are placed in the best spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might find that you have to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you add on.
The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make the process a snap. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service might be a condition of the sale.
You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you
You may need to bring your old Vivint system with you to your new place when you move. That’s pretty simple to transfer, as most alarms and smart devices are portable. You can take down each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to come and take care of your devices. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in the new home. And your home security contract will remain the same.