Vivint provides professional installation for its security systems, but SimpliSafe allows you to self-install your security system. Vivint’s installation service is $199.
Frequently Asked Questions about SimpliSafe and Vivint
Do SimpliSafe and Vivint provide professional installation?
Does SimpliSafe security require a contract?
SimpliSafe’s services do not require a long-term contract. You’ll have to pay for your equipment up front and can opt to pay for professional monitoring on a monthly basis.
Does Vivint security require a contract?
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.
What types of equipment packages do SimpliSafe and Vivint provide?
SimpliSafe offers a number of equipment packages to choose from to include the basic, Foundation Package, Essentials Package, Haven Package and the Hearth Package. With the basic package, you’ll get the base station, keypad, an entry sensor and a motion sensor. Vivint does not have pre-set equipment packages. Instead, you pick and choose the devices that are right for your home and priorities. You pay for Vivint equipment up front and then a monhtly monitoring fee for the duration of your contract.
What professional monitoring options do SimpliSafe and Vivint have?
Professional monitoring for both providers varies depending on the package and service selected. SimpliSafe’s professional monitoring costs between $14.99- $24.99 monthly, while Vivint’s monitoring services start at $38.99/mo. If you add video surveillance to your Vivint plan, it costs an additional $5/mo. per camera.