You’re relocating to a house with home security devices
A new home may come with an installed home security system. All the components work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this example, just get the phone to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.
The outgoing owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or smaller home, transferring the security contract may be an addendum of the sale.
You need to move and bring your existing components with you
You might want to bring along your favorite home security components with you to your new house when you move. That’s pretty simple to do, as modern components are wireless. You can remove each device yourself or call a professional installer to come and dismantle everything. Then a pro will put in the same devices -- and any smart devices you need to add -- in the new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.