Your new home has a pre-installed home security system
Many times after you buy a new house, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a preliminary appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.
The previous owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal set-up fee to make the transfer a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.
You need to move and take your existing components with you
You might need to bring your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to transfer, as most smart devices are wireless. You can take down each component yourself or use a Vivint expert to take care of your devices. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.