You moved into a place with an existing security system
Sometimes when people close on a house, a home security system is already in use. All the components function well, are installed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, you might discover that you have to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you make additions.
The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make your life a snap. If the owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the home security contract may be a condition of the sale.
You are looking to move and bring your home security components with you
You may want to bring your existing home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to accomplish, as many components are portable. You can take down each device by yourself or use a professional expert to take down everything. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any additions you want to have -- in the new house. Your home security contract will remain the same.