Your new home has a pre-installed home security system
Many times after you close on a house, you’ll notice that the old owners left a smart home system. All the devices work, are placed in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you may have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to make sure there are no usability problems, and they might offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a preliminary visit, and you can have your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you get some new devices.
The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make the process easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the Vivint service may be a condition of the sale.
You need to move and bring your existing devices with you
You may need to bring along your existing Vivint system with you to your new house when you move. That’s fairly simple to do, as many components are portable. You can remove each component by yourself or contact a professional expert to take down the system. Then a pro will hang the same devices -- and any new things you need -- in the new house. The home security contract will stay the same.