Your new home has an existing home security system
Many times after you buy a home, you’ll notice that the previous owners used a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they might offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary trip, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.
The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small transfer cost to make your life a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the home security service might be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and take your existing components with you
You may want to take your existing smart devices with you to your new home when you move. It should be pretty simple to transfer, as most components are portable. You can remove each component yourself or call a professional installer to take down everything. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any new devices you need -- in the new place. The home security contract will stay the same.