Vivint Home Security System

Secure your home with innovative solutions and services from Vivint.

What Sets Vivint Apart?

Vivint Smart Home brings a fresh take to the home security landscape with innovative technology. Vivint’s home security solutions protect over a million customers across the United States and Canada. With devices like the Vivint Car Guard and the Outdoor Camera Pro, Vivint brings unique options to the home security space.


A Vivint specialist can help you choose from their large range of equipment to build a package with the right products for your home and find a monitoring plan to match. Vivint’s featured products include Sensors, Cameras, Motion Detectors, Thermostats, Smart Locks, Doorbell Cameras, and range in price per product from $50 – $299. The two monitoring packages you’ll find with Vivint are Smart Security Service, which provides security only, and Smart Home Service, which is made to support homes with cameras and smart home automation equipment.  The cost of Vivint’s professional security monitoring starts at $38.99/mo., plus $5/mo. for each camera that needs monitoring. Compare how Vivint stacks up as one of the best home security system providers.

What we like

  • A variety of smart home devices and features

  • Wireless system

  • Mobile app access and control

What we don’t like

  • Packages are pricey

  • No DIY installation option

  • Difficult cancellation process

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Vivint Packages and Pricing

Vivint home security plans are moderately priced at $38.99 for packages with no cameras and for homes with cameras, services will cost $39.99 per month plus an additional $5/mo. for each camera needing monitoring. Vivint’s professional installation runs between $50 and $200. Lastly, Vivint equipment costs start at $650, with financing available.

With Vivint, you have the ability to customize your own equipment package and choose a monitoring service to fit your family’s needs. What this means is you pay for only what you want and what you need. Check out our take on the different Vivint packages below.

Smart Security Service

Starting at $38.99/mo

Our take

With Vivint’s Smart Security Service, you’ll get the basics you need to protect your home. The touchscreen SkyControl Panel boasts two-way audio capability, allowing you to speak with a Vivint Smart Home monitoring specialist in the event of an emergency. You can build a home security system with Smart Security Service beginning at $650 in equipment costs.

Equipment to choose from:

  • Starter Kit (1 Panel, 2 Smart Senors, 1 Motion Sensor)
  • Vivint Smart Sensor
  • Vivint Motion Sensor
  • Recessed Door Sensor
  • Glass Break Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • FireFighter
  • Flood/Freeze/Heat Sensor
  • Key Fob
  • Panic Pendant

Smart Home Service

Starting at $39.99/mo

Our take

Vivint’s Smart Home Service allows you to have home climate control, door lock control and garage door control with several smart home products. This package is great if you’re looking for intrusion protection, video surveillance and home automation all in one place. You can build your system with Smart Home Service beginning at $650 in equipment costs.

Equipment to choose from

  • All products in Smart Security Service
  • Kwikset Smart Lock
  • Garage Door Controller
  • Element Thermostat
  • Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Lamp Module
  • Vivint Doorbell Camera
  • Vivint Outdoor Camera
  • Vivint Ping Camera
  • Vivint Smart Drive

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Vivint Equipment and Features

Vivint SkyControl Panel

Vivint Doorbell Camera

Vivint Ping Camera (Indoor)

Vivint Element Thermostat

Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro

Vivint SkyControl panel

Vivint SkyControl Panel

As the hub of your security system, the Vivint SkyControl Panel features a touchscreen interface and allows you to manage your security system as well as any Vivint smart home products. With this panel, you’ll also receive weather alerts, keeping you informed of the forecast.

Vivint doorbell camera

Vivint Doorbell Camera

Find out who’s stopping by with the Vivint doorbell camera. Even if a visitor doesn’t knock, you’ll receive a notification on the accompanying smartphone app. Since the doorbell is equipped with two-way communication, you can answer your door no matter your location.

Vivint Ping Camera

Vivint Ping Camera (Indoor)

Check in on the kids or your pets with the VIvint Ping Camera. This indoor camera is built with a push feature that allows anyone at home to contact you. Designed with clear HD video and night vision, you’ll be able to see clearly even in low lighting and review footage for up to 30 days.

Vivint Element Thermostat

Vivint Element Thermostat

Get comfortable with the Vivint Element Thermostat that’s designed to manage your home climate for you. You can set the temperature from the Vivint Smart Home app and even ask Alexa to adjust the temperature.

Vivint Outdoor Pro Camera

Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro

The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro is designed with a 140° field of view with 1080p HD video. Designed with artificial intelligence technology, the Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro can detect and let lurkers know they’ve been spotted on your property. The camera has an LED light and warning tone with an 85 dB speaker which can help deter ill-intended visitors. You’ll also be able to see clearly with 1080p HD video and night vision.

Vivint Home Security Features

24/7 Home Monitoring

Vivint has you and your family protected all-day and all-night. No matter the time of day, Vivint’s professional home monitoring professionals are standing by ready to assist you with whatever you need.

Wireless Equipment

Don’t worry about messy wires cluttering your home. Vivint home security equipment is completely wireless making for simple home installation and making transferring equipment to a new home extremely simple.

Surveillance Cameras

In addition to standard indoor and outdoor home security cameras, Vivint also provides top of the line doorbell cameras. Vivint’s doorbell cameras give you the power to not just view who is at your door, but also respond to them through a mobile connection no matter where you are.

Vivint Packages and Costs

Smart Security Service

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Smart Home Service

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Equipment cost starting at $650.00 $650.00
Pro. monitoring starting at $38.99/mo. $39.99/mo.
24/7 professional monitoring Yes Yes
Motion detection Yes Yes
Video surveillance No Yes
Smart home devices No Yes
Smoke detector Yes Yes
Doorbell camera No Yes
Smart lock No Yes

*Information in table updated 10/9

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Vivint Smart Home App

With Vivint’s Smart Home App, you can have complete control of your smart home security system no matter where you are. Vivint’s app allows you to guard your home through your phone whether through talking to visitors through your doorbell camera or unlocking the door for welcome visitors. Through the activity feed on your Vivint Smart Home App and activating custom alerts you can always know what is going on at your home. You will also have the option to add Vivint Playback to your app for access to 30 days worth of video coverage from your security cameras.

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Vivint Security FAQs

Can I install my own Vivint home security system?

No. Vivint does not offer DIY home security solutions. A Vivint Smart Home Pro will come out to install your security system and ensure that it works properly. He or she can also answer questions you may have regarding your system.

Can I finance my Vivint home security system?

Regarding Vivint pricing and financing, yes you can finance your Vivint home security system with Vivint Flex. You can purchase your equipment over the course of an installment plan.

What is Vivint’s cancellation policy?

If you want to cancel your service with Vivint, you’ll need to submit a Notice of Cancellation in writing 30 days before you decide to cancel. This notice can be sent via email, fax or by mail. In the notice, you must include the following: the date of your notice, service number, a note entailing why you wish to cancel and your signature. For additional information on Vivint’s cancellation policy, please visit the provider’s website.


Jalesa Campbell

Written by your home security specialist

Jalesa Campbell