Vivint and Ring are both leading providers of smart home security systems. Each home security company offers competitive features like the latest home automation devices, 24/7 professional monitoring, and the ability to customize your security system to fit the needs of your home and family. While Ring has a little more flexibility because of its do-it-yourself (DIY) set up, Vivint is more involved in customer support due to its smart home design assistance, professional installation and in-home support.
Differences: Ring vs. Vivint
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint and Ring
Vivint requires professional installation, which could cost anywhere between $50 and $200. Ring security systems are designed to be self-installed. Ring does not offer professional installation as an option.
You can use Vivint Home Security contract-free if you pay for the equipment upfront. If you finance equipment, the service contract matches the length of your financing agreement. With Ring, there are no contracts. Ring has monitoring plans that you can pay for monthly or annually, and you can cancel at any time.
Vivint professional monitoring starts at $29.99/mo. plus an additional $5 per month for every camera that needs monitoring. Alarm monitoring is required, camera monitoring is optional. Ring provides professional monitoring through the Protect Plus plan that costs $10/mo. or $100/yr.