Vivint requires its security system to be professionally installed, which starts at $49.99 but can sometimes be free with special promotions. Link Interactive only allows for DIY installation but provides extensive setup instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint and Link Interactive
Does Vivint or Link Interactive provide installation services?
What kind of equipment packages do Vivint and Link Interactive offer?
Vivint doesn’t offer equipment packages but rather allows you to select the equipment you want, and based off of your equipment, provides you with the monitoring plan you’ll need for your system. Similarly, Link Interactive allows you to choose the equipment you want as well and select your monitoring plan.
Do either Vivint or Link Interactive require a contract?
Vivint will only require you to sign a contract if you choose to finance your equipment instead of purchasing it all upfront. You must purchase a minimum of $599 worth of equipment from Vivint. With Link Interactive, you are required to sign a contract for their home security services, but you can choose the length that best suits you, whether that’s 1, 2, or 3-years.
Do either Vivint or Link Interactive offer the ability to self-monitor your own home security system?
Neither Vivint nor Link Interactive allow self-monitoring. Both providers will require you to purchase a monthly professional monitoring plan.