You’re buying a house with security components
A new house may come with an existing security system. All the devices function well, are installed in the right areas, and are ready to go. In this instance, just get the phone to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint professional will still come out to ensure there are no integration problems, and they could offer ideas on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a fast visit, and you can get your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new alarms and cameras -- unless you get some new devices.
The outgoing homeowners can transfer an existing Vivint contract to your family for a small set-up cost to make your life easier. If the outgoing residents are moving to an apartment or retirement community, turning over the Vivint contract might be a condition of the sale.
You want to move and bring your old components with you
You might need to bring your old Vivint system with you to a new house when you move. Luckily, it's pretty easy to transfer, as modern components are portable. You can remove each component by yourself or use a Vivint installer to come and dismantle the system. Then an expert will put in the same components -- and any smart items you need to add -- in the new home. And your home security contract will keep the same.