Your new house has a pre-existing security system
Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new service contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they may offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.
The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the previous owners downsize to an apartment or smaller home, transferring the security contract might be a part of the sale.
You need to move and bring your old devices with you
You may want to take your old smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be fairly easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or call a Vivint expert to come and dismantle everything. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.