You moved into a house with a pre-installed security system
Sometimes when people purchase a house, a home security system is already established. All the components function well, are hung in the correct places, and are ready to go. In this case, you might discover that you have to call and set up a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come to your home to make sure there are no integration problems, and they may offer suggestions on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick appointment, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without paying for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you add on.
The previous homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up fee to make your life simpler. If the owners downsize to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the home security contract might be a part of the sale.
You want to move and take your home security components with you
You might want to bring your favorite home security components with you to a new place when you move. Luckily, it's fairly easy to accomplish, as many components are wireless. You can take down each component by yourself or call a professional installer to dismantle your devices. Then our installers will put in the same devices -- and any additions you want to put in -- in your new house. And your home security contract will keep the same.