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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?
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.
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.