Vivint Home Security System

"Smart Home Security"

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What Sets Vivint Apart

Vivint is an elite home security company specializing in smart technology for homes and businesses. Their wireless equipment combines comprehensive security with monitored fire prevention and other environmental protection. Vivint also supports automation to give customers remote/online control of home/business features such as home lighting, door locks and thermostats.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Wireless & Cellular
  • Professional Installation
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Environmental Protection
  • Remote Control

Vivint Price & Packages

Insider Tips: New Vivint prices took effect in early 2017. What to know:

  • Customers choose from two monitoring plans at $39.99 and $49.99 per month.
  • Additionally customers can pay to finance their home or business security equipment with Vivint Flex Pay. This allows for eventual transfer of equipment ownership from Vivint to the consumer. Flex Pay increases the monthly bill depending on which gadgets are selected, but in the long run it can be more cost-effective. A minimum credit score of 600 is required.
  • Vivint monitoring agreements and monitoring-plus-financing agreements are for 48 or 60 months depending on location.

Vivint Package Costs

All Vivint packages consist of equipment, a professional monitoring plan and professional installation. All Vivint package purchases require the following:

  • A minimum $39.99/mo. monitoring plan with either a 48-month or a 60-month service agreement
  • A minimum $549.99 equipment purchase for the Vivint Starter Kit, which can be purchased outright or financed at 0% APR via Vivint Flex Pay (subject to credit check and approval)
  • A minimum $49.99 installation fee of equipment

Vivint Monitoring Plan

Vivint offers two professional monitoring plans. The Smart Protect + Control plan is their standard plan at $39.99/mo. and the Smart Complete plan is their advanced plan at $49.99/mo. As mentioned earlier, each plan requires either a 48-month or a 60-month service agreement. Details about each Vivint monitoring plan can be found in the table below.

Vivint Equipment

Vivint offers a variety of equipment to provide a tailored home security experience. The Vivint Starter Kit is included in both the Smart Protect + Control and Smart Complete package. The Vivint Starter Kit has a MSRP of $549.99 and includes a touch screen control panel, 2 smart sensors and a motion sensor. The Smart Protect + Control and Smart Complete package offer different equipment. For those who are looking for video surveillance, you may want to consider the Smart Complete package. Details about included equipment in each package can be found in the table below.

Vivint Installation Fees

All Vivint packages include and require professional installation. Professional installation fees are one-time and range from $49.99 to $199.99. In only rare circumstances do installation fees exceed $199.99. Vivint professional installation is a great value as it ensures that all Vivint equipment is properly installed and networked.

Vivint Equipment Costs and Price List

Vivint equipment is included in each Vivint package, but you also have the option to add-on additional equipment to create a custom home security solution for your needs. As mentioned earlier, Vivint Flex Pay gives customers the opportunity to finance home security equipment and own the hardware after completing payment of the financed amount. Financing is subject to credit approval and equipment payments can be seamlessly incorporated into your Vivint monthly bill. Equipment can also be purchased outright if this is preferred. The following is a list of Vivint equipment that can be purchased to create a home security system package that meets your needs.

Vivint EquipmentEquipment TypeCostMore Details
SkyControl PanelControl$399.99See More
Door/Window Contact SensorSensor$34.99See More
Recessed Door Contact SensorSensor$34.99See More
Wireless Door Tilt SensorSensor$34.99See More
Wireless Glass Break SensorSensor$69.99See More
Garage Door Controller and SensorSensor$99.99See More
Wireless Smoke DetectorSensor$69.99See More
FireFighter Smoke Alarm DetectorSensor$69.99See More
Flood/Temp Home Disaster SensorSensor$69.99See More
Passive Infrared Motion SensorSensor$69.99See More
Wireless Carbon Monoxide DetectorSensor$69.99See More
4 Button Key Fob RemoteRemote$34.99See More
Panic ButtonRemote$34.99See More
Garage Door ControllerRemote$94.99See More
Vivint Smart DriveStorage$249.99See More
Ping Indoor 1080p Wi-Fi Security CameraCamera$199.99See More
Outdoor 1080p Wi-Fi Security CameraCamera$299.99See More
Vivint Doorbell CameraCamera$229.99See More
SmartCode 888 Deadbolt Smart LockLock$159.99See More

Vivint Monthly Prices & Plan Costs

Vivint offers two monthly monitoring plans; the Smart Protect + Control plan for $39.99/mo and the Smart Complete plan for $49.99/mo. Each plan offers professional 24/7 monitoring, app control, live service and tech support. The Smart Complete plan provides all of the features of the Smart Protect + Control plan plus video surveillance and local storage.

Vivint PlanMonthly PriceMore Details
Smart Protect + Control$39.99See More
Smart Complete$49.99See More

Current Deal

Get a free Vivint doorbell camera, smart door lock, and online garage door control! New Vivint customers get free equipment when they choose to finance a purchase through Citizens Bank. Payments are made over four or five years. Customers can also choose to skip equipment ownership and pay just for monthly monitoring.

Smart Protect + Control


+ Upfront Costs*

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  • 24x7x365 Monitoring
  • Free Vivint Mobile App
  • Vivint Live Service
  • Event Notifications
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • 24x7x365 Tech Support
  • Vivint SkyControl Panel with 7’’ Touch Display
  • Smoke Detector
  • Door & Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
  • Key Fob
  • Doorlock
  • Thermostat
  • Doorbell Camera
  • Outdoor Camera
  • Smart Drive

Smart Complete


+ Upfront Costs*

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  • 24x7x365 Monitoring
  • Free Vivint Mobile App
  • Vivint Live Service
  • Event Notifications
  • Sever Weather Alerts
  • 24x7x365 Tech Support
  • Vivint SkyControl Panel with 7’’ Touch Display
  • Smoke Detector
  • Door & Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
  • Key Fob
  • Doorlock
  • Thermostat
  • Doorbell Camera
  • Outdoor Camera
  • Smart Drive

    About Vivint Security

    Vivint was formed as APX Alarm Security Solutions in Provo, Utah in 1999. The company rebranded as Vivint in 2011. It has served more than 1 million households across the US, Canada and New Zealand. Vivint security systems use wireless technology for clean installation and each security system is set up by a pro. Examples of advanced features include voice recognition, a doorbell camera and remote control for lighting and door locks. Most customers sign long-term contracts for cellular emergency monitoring. Vivint makes contract exceptions for military families. Check out the full review of Vivint here.

    Vivint FAQs

    What is Vivint?

    Vivint offers high-end home security and automation packages with a focus on “smart security.” Each plan is customized to perfectly fit your needs. It uses a combination of home security and home automation technology to keep intruders out, stop environmental damage and improve the comfort level of your home.

    How much does Vivint cost?

    Vivint’s equipment cost varies due to the custom nature of the packages. You will work with a representative to put together the perfect system for your home and your security requirements. The Flex Pay financing spreads the equipment cost throughout your contract. If you prefer to pay on a month-to-month basis, you can pay the full equipment cost upfront instead.

    What is the monthly monitoring cost of Vivint?

    The price is $39.99 per month for basic home protection services, and $49.99 per month for those services and two special security features. Your price may be higher if you want to add more features onto the package.

    Can Vivint be used without monitoring?

    No, professional monitoring is included in your Vivint pricing.

    Does Vivint use Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Vivint systems connect wirelessly.

    Does Ring work with Vivint?

    No, Vivint does not work with Ring and has its own line of video doorbells that it supports.

    Does Nest work with Vivint?

    Yes, Vivint offers full support for the Nest smart thermostat and Nest products.

    Can cameras be added to a Vivint system?

    Yes, you can select indoor and outdoor cameras for your Vivint system.

    What cameras are compatible with Vivint?

    Vivint uses its own brand of home security cameras for its packages.

    What is Vivint Smart Home?

    Vivint Smart Home is the app that allows you to control the various home security and home automation devices that you have chosen for your system. It also notifies you when it detects activity or an alarm goes off.

    Does Vivint work with Alexa?

    Yes, Vivint supports Amazon Echo devices.

    Can Vivint control lights?

    Yes, you can control smart lights through the Vivint home security and automation system.

    Can Vivint be transferred?

    Yes, another person can take over your Vivint contract if you no longer need the service. If that person agrees to a new contract with Vivint, you don’t have to pay anything for the transfer. If they don’t, then a $99 fee applies.

    Is Vivint available in my area?

    Vivint is available in many locations in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Representatives are happy to check your location to see whether it’s serviced by Vivint or Vivint’s local partners.


    In the event of a possible security breach or fire emergency, Vivint’s monitoring service immediately sends text alerts to notify alarm owners and their listed contacts, such as neighbors and relatives.


    Vivint provides 24-hour security monitoring using high quality cell radio networks. Cellular monitoring is more secure than landline monitoring because it eliminates the opportunity for criminals to cut communication wires.


    Vivint security equipment is 100% wireless. It won’t cause your home to be cluttered with cords, and installation usually doesn’t require adding holes to walls. Equipment can easily be moved to a new residence.


    Doorbell cameras stand out as Vivint’s most exciting technology. These let you view and respond to visitors using a mobile connection from anywhere in the world. Vivint also provides standard indoor and outdoor cameras.


    Professional technicians help ensure that Vivint security equipment is free of defects and set up properly. Installation may be available within a few hours of ordering your security service.


    Vivint streamlines home management with an app for arming your residence, controlling lights, adjusting the thermostat and more. Voice recognition technology is among the options.


    Smoke alarms are most effective when they’re monitored. For comprehensive home protection Vivint provides monitored smoke sensors in addition to home security equipment.


    Keychain remote controls make it convenient to arm and disarm your system without using the touch screen control panel. Keychain remotes also have panic buttons that connect with emergency dispatchers.


    Vivint has partnered with Amazon Echo to offer home automation equipment that responds to voice commands. Get hands-free control of your thermostat, lights, security system and more!


    Ever wonder if you forgot to close your garage door? Vivint security can alert you when the garage door is left open. Vivint’s mobile app lets you open or shut the garage door from anywhere.