You’re buying a place with security alarms
A new home may come with a home security system. All the devices function well, are hung in the right places, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no usability issues, and they could offer suggestions on an upgrade or two. It's a quick visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without worrying about any new components -- unless you get some new devices.
The outgoing homeowners can move an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time set-up cost to make the transfer simpler. If the previous owners are moving to a condo or smaller home, you keeping the home security service might be a part of the sale.
You want to move and bring your home security components with you
You may need to take your existing smart devices with you to a new place when you move. It should be pretty easy to accomplish, as most smart devices are portable. You can remove each alarm or camera by yourself or contact a professional installer to take care of the system. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.