ADT and Vivint are two popular home security providers, each offering a different experience to their customers. Both ADT and Vivint provide intrusion protection, professional monitoring, environmental monitoring and home automation options. While ADT has more industry experience and security options, Vivint stands out with its innovative equipment and video surveillance capabilities. Compare the two to find the best security solution for your home.
Summary: ADT vs. Vivint
Pro monitoring starts at
|12-36 months||42 - 60 mos. if financing equipment|
|6 months||30 days|
Frequently Asked Questions about ADT and Vivint
Both ADT security and Vivint provide professional installation for their customers. The price of ADT home security installation starts at $99, and Vivint’s installation service usually costs $199, though sometimes there are promotions that offer free installation.
ADT systems do require at least a 12-month contract (a 24-month contract for California residents).
Vivint will require you to enter into either a 42-month or a 60-month contract if you choose to finance your security system. If, however, you pay for your equipment upfront, you will not have to enter into a contract with Vivint and will only be responsible for paying for your monthly monitoring.
ADT offers several packages for customers to choose from, including the Protection Plus Package, the Smart Protection Package, Video Lite Package and the Complete Package. In the basic, Protection Plus Package, you’ll have access to 24/7 professional monitoring as well environmental monitoring. Higher-tier equipment packages require slightly higher monitoring fees.
Vivint doesn’t offer predetermined equipment packages. Instead, you can select equipment to build a custom package specifically for your home. Monthly monitoring fees start at $29.99/mo.