You moved into a house with a pre-existing security system
Sometimes when people close on a house, a security system is already established. All the alarms and cameras work, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this example, you might find that you have to call and establish a new service contract. A Vivint professional will still come to your home to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they might offer options on upgrades. It's a quick trip, and you can have your alarm monitoring set up without worrying about any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.
The old homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer easier. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment complex or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be a part of the sale.
You need to move and take your existing devices with you
You might need to take your existing home security components with you to a new house when you move. That’s fairly easy to transfer, as many alarms and smart devices are wireless. You can uninstall each alarm or camera by yourself or use a professional installer to come and take down the system. Then an expert will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to put in -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.