CPI and Vivint are fierce contenders in the home security industry, both known for providing cutting-edge video surveillance equipment and smart home automation features. This comparison will give you a sense of how they stack up across several important categories. Note that CPI is limited to cities in the southeastern U.S., so if you live outside its coverage area, your choice might already be made.
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Summary: CPI vs. Vivint
Monitoring starts at
|39-month contract. No contact if the equipment is purchased upfront.||42-60 months|
Trial period/ refunds
|3 days||3 days|
Guarantees or Refunds
|No False Alarm Guarantee||None|
|Optional add-ons||Lifetime Equipment Warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions about CPI and Vivint
Both companies offer a wide array of equipment, including smart home devices, environmental protection equipment and the basics for intrusion detection.
Both offer monitoring plans with the option for video surveillance and home automation features starting at $29.99/mo.
CPI requires professional monitoring in the southeast region using their equipment. Vivint also requires you to sign up for its professional monitoring, which is nationwide.
Both are a poor choice for renters who need to finance their security equipment because they’ll end up in contracts exceeding two or three years.