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.
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|Professional monitoring starts at||$38.99/mo.||$34.99/mo.|
|Installation||Professional||DIY and Professional|
|Minimum contract length||42 to 60 months, or pay equipment in full||3 years|
|Trial period||3 days||3 days|
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint vs. Protection 1
Do Vivint and Protection 1 provide installation services?
Do Vivint and Protection 1 require contracts?
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.
Do Vivint or Protection 1 offer the ability to self-monitor your own home security system?
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.
What kind of equipment packages do Vivint and Protection 1 offer?
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.