Your new house has a pre-installed security system
Many times after you buy a new house, you’ll notice that the previous owners left a smart home system. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new components -- unless you get some new devices.
The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the security service might be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and bring your old components with you
You might want to bring your existing Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as many components are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or call a Vivint installer to take down the system. Then a pro will set up the same components -- and any new items you want -- in the new home. And your home security contract will stay the same.