You’re buying a place with home security devices
A new home may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just pick up the phone to call and establish a new contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration issues, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a fast visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.
The previous homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the outgoing residents downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the home security service may be a part of the sale.
You want to move and bring your home security components with you
You may need to take your favorite smart devices with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, as many components are plug and play. You can uninstall each component by yourself or contact a Vivint expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then an expert will hang the same devices -- and any smart devices you want to add -- in the new house. The home security contract will remain the same.