You’re buying a home with security components
A new home may come with an installed security system. All the devices work, are placed in the correct areas, and are ready to go. In this case, just pick up the phone to call and start a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still show up to make sure there are no compatibility problems, and they might offer ideas on upgrades. It's a quick visit, and you can get your 24/7 monitoring set up without worrying about any new devices -- unless you add on.
The old owners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a one-time transfer fee to make the transfer a snap. If the owners downsize to an apartment complex or retirement community, transferring the Vivint contract may be a condition of the sale.
You want to move and bring your home security components with you
You may want to bring your old smart devices with you to a new home when you move. That’s fairly simple to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can uninstall each device yourself or use a Vivint expert to come and take down your devices. Then our installers will hang the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in your new home. Your home security contract will keep the same.