Frontpoint allows customers to self-install their security systems. Vivint provides a professional installation for its security systems. Vivint’s installation service is $199.
Longer trial, shorter contract
|Monthly monitoring starting price||$34.99/mo.||$38.99/mo.|
|Contract length||36 months||42 months*|
|Trial period||30 days||3 days|
*Vivint has recently started offering month-to-month service plans, but restrictions apply and monthly billing is not available in all areas.
Frequently Asked Questions about Frontpoint and Vivint
Do Frontpoint and Vivint provide professional installation?
Do Frontpoint and Vivint require a long-term contract?
Yes, Frontpoint requires customers to enter into a 3-year contract. You pay for your equipment upfront and pay for your professional monitoring on a monthly basis. Vivint typically requires that customers enter into a 5-year contract. You can choose to pay for your equipment upfront or finance it through Vivint Flex Pay. You’ll also pay for professional monitoring on a monthly basis.
What types of packages do Frontpoint and Vivint provide?
Frontpoint offers a number of packages to choose from, including the basic Safe Home Everyday Package, Safe Home Plus Package, Safe Home Select Package and others. With the basic package, you’ll get the hub, keypad, sensors, signage and stickers. Vivint does not offer preselected equipment bundles. Instead, customers can select exactly which devices and functionalities they prefer.
What professional monitoring options do Frontpoint and Vivint have?
Professional monitoring prices vary for each provider. Frontpoint’s professional monitoring costs between $34.99/mo. and $49.99/mo., while Vivint’s monitoring starts at $38.99/mo. You can also add video monitoring to Vivint services for an additional $5 monthly per camera.