Compare Blue by ADT vs. Vivint
Blue by ADT gives consumers a simple and affordable DIY security package with the high-quality equipment that ADT is known for. With smart device compatibility, no long-term contracts and self-monitoring, Blue by ADT meets the growing demand for completely accessible home security. On the other hand, Vivint appreciates that many consumers want to completely customize their home security packages. Professional installation and monitoring services also give Vivint’s customers peace of mind.
The Winner: Blue by ADT
Blue by ADT
Monitoring starts at
|No contract||42-60 months|
Trial period/ refunds
|30 days||3 days|
Guarantees or Refunds
|1 year||Lifetime equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions about Blue by ADT and Vivint
Vivint does not offer an equipment package. You can pick and choose from their product line up until you spend the minimum requirement of $599.99 on equipment. Blue by ADT also doesn’t offer packages, only standalone cameras. But their cameras pair with LifeShield equipment and packages.
Blue by ADT’s professional monitoring costs $19.99/mo, and Vivint monitoring starts at $29.99/mo. with an optional $5 charge for video monitoring (paid per month and per security camera).
Blue by ADT allows either self-monitoring or professional monitoring, whereas Vivint only provides professional monitoring.
Because their equipment plugs into a normal wall outlet or runs off of battery power, Blue by ADT can easily be moved and re-installed in a new home. Vivint’s equipment requires professional installation, which makes it less convenient for renters.