Vivint and Protection 1 offer similar security features, technology and modern features you’d expect to see in the modern smart home. Vivint is a relative newcomer to the home security industry but offers standout innovative equipment and custom packages. Protection 1, on the other hand, has been around for more than 30 years and provides good installation options alongside excellent features and customer service. Both providers offer home security solutions, which include physical equipment, sensors, gadgets, and innovative features. They also offer different installation and payment options, varying levels of customer service, and around-the-clock safety and monitoring solutions.
Overall Winner: Protection 1
Professional monitoring starts at
|Professional||DIY and Professional|
Minimum contract length
|42 to 60 months, or pay equipment in full||3 years|
|3 days||3 days|
|Limited equipment warranty||None|
|None||$1,000 Theft Protection Guarantee|
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint vs. Protection 1
Vivint provides users with professional installation of its home security equipment for $49.99 (but it can sometimes be free with special promotions). Protection 1 offers professional installation too, but it also offers users the opportunity to install their solution themselves.
Customers need a contract to sign up for Vivint and Protection 1’s home security services. Vivint offers 42 or 60-month contracts depending on how long you choose to finance your equipment, while Protection 1 requires customers to sign a minimum three-year contract.
Vivint and Protection 1 both provide 24/7 monitoring services, but it is not possible to self-monitor. Both provide these services from their central monitoring centers.
Vivint doesn’t offer any preset packages that you can purchase, but you can select your devices. Protection 1 has four packages you can choose from: Secure, Secure+, Smart Control, and Video, which offer varying levels of home security features and price points.