Your new house has a pre-installed security system
Many times after you purchase a new house, you’ll find that the old owners used a home security system. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct spaces, and are ready to go. In this instance, all you may have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new devices -- unless you make additions.
The previous owners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security service may be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and take your old components with you
You might need to bring along your old smart devices with you to a new house when you move. It should be pretty easy to transfer, as most smart devices are portable. You can take down each component by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and take down everything. Then a pro will hang the same components -- and any new devices you want -- in your new house. And your home security contract will stay the same.