If you’d prefer to save on the professional monitoring fees, Nest allows you to self monitor your system for free. Vivint systems only work with professional monitoring, which starts at $38.99 per month.
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|Professional monitoring starts at||Professional monitoring starts at $38.99/mo.||$19.99/mo.|
|Equipment cost starts at||$650||$399|
|Environmental monitoring available||Yes||No|
|Installation||Professional installation is required and costs as little as $49||DIY self-installation|
|Extended Risk-Free Trial Period||No||30 days|
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint and Nest
Can I monitor my own home security system?
Do Vivint or Nest require landlines?
No. Both systems have cellular connectivity so there’s no need to have a separate landline. With Vivint, you can use a landline as a backup connection if desired.
How much will a Vivint vs. Nest system cost me?
The Google Nest Secure starter package costs $399 for equipment. After that, professional monitoring is optional and starts at $29.99/mo. Vivint requires a minimum of $650 worth of equipment; monitoring is required and starts at $38.99/mo.