Your new place has an existing home security system
Many times after you close on a new house, you’ll find that the previous owners left a home security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no usability problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast appointment, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.
The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer cost to make the process a snap. If the owners are downsizing to an apartment or retirement community, transferring the home security service may be a condition of the sale.
You want to move and take your home security devices with you
You may want to bring your old smart devices with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly simple to accomplish, as many smart devices are portable. You can take down each device yourself or call a professional expert to take care of the system. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any new items you want -- in your new house. The home security contract will remain the same.