You’re buying a house with security alarms
A new house may come with an installed security system. All the alarms and cameras function well, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, just get the phone to call and set up a new service contract. A Vivint expert will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility problems, and they could offer options on upgrades. It's a preliminary trip, and you can get your alarm monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.
The old homeowners can give an existing Vivint contract to your family for a one-time set-up cost to make the process easier. If the owners are moving to an apartment or retirement community, you keeping the security service may be a part of the sale.
You need to move and bring your home security equipment with you
You might need to bring along your favorite smart devices with you to a new home when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as modern components are wireless. You can take down each device by yourself or contact a professional installer to come and dismantle your devices. Then our installers will put in the same components -- and any smart services you want to add -- in your new place. And your home security contract will keep the same.