You moved into a house with a pre-existing home security system
Sometimes when people purchase a home, a modern security system is already installed. All the devices function well, are placed in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might see that you have to call and set up a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick trip, and you can get your alarm 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 you for a small transfer cost to make the process easier. If the owners downsize to a condo or retirement community, you keeping the security service may be a part of the sale.
You want to move and take your home security devices with you
You might need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to your new home when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as many components are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will set up the same devices -- and any additions you need to have -- in your new home. Your home security contract will stay the same.