Your new place has an existing home security system
Many times after you purchase a home, you’ll notice that the old owners didn’t take a home security system. All the components work, are placed in the best areas, and are ready to go. In this example, all you might have to do is to call and start a new contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to ensure there are no compatibility issues, and they could offer options on an upgrade or two. It's a fast trip, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new components -- unless you make additions.
The previous homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to you for a nominal transfer fee to make your life easier. If the owners are downsizing to a condo or retirement community, turning over the security contract might be an addendum of the sale.
You need to move and take your existing components with you
You may need to bring along your favorite Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. It should be fairly easy to transfer, as modern components are plug and play. You can take down each device by yourself or use a Vivint expert to come and take down everything. Then a pro will set up the same features -- and any new things you need -- in your new home. The home security contract will keep the same.