You’re moving into a home with security alarms
A new house may come with an existing security system. All the components work, are installed in the best places, and are ready to go. In this instance, just turn on the phone to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still show up to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer ideas on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you add on.
The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal set-up cost to make your life easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract might be a part of the sale.
You are looking to move and take your old devices with you
You may need to bring along your old Vivint system with you to a new place when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as modern components are plug and play. You can take down each device by yourself or use a professional expert to come and dismantle your devices. Then an expert will put in the same features -- and any smart items you want to add -- in your new home. The home security contract will stay the same.