Vivint doesn’t offer any preset home security packages. You’re able to build your own package by choosing your equipment. Abode offers two preset packages and the option to build your own custom package.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vivint and Abode
What kind of equipment packages do Vivint and Abode offer?
What kind of monitoring plans do Vivint and Abode offer?
Vivint offers professional home monitoring on a monthly basis starting at $38.99/mo. The rate increases by $5 with each surveillance camera added to your system. Abode offers a monthly home monitoring plan for just $8.33/mo.
Does either Vivint or Abode offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system, or is professional monitoring required?
Abode gives you the option to self-monitor, but Vivint requires you to use its monitoring service.
Are either Vivint or Abode a good choice for renters?
We would recommend Abode for renters. With Abode, you’re able to move your security system without the need for professional assistance (and allowing you to avoid any additional fees). With Vivint, you may have to pay for professional assistance with moving.