Vivint - Reviewed & Compared

Summary

Vivint is almost a combination of many other security companies. They offer a wide range of innovative, wireless security products (almost akin to some new companies), but they also offer full installation and professional 24x7x365 monitoring like the old school companies. Can they keep the bad guys out and your home safe? Let's find out:

The Good

Vivint goes cutting edge with their products – you can get the entire spectrum of home protection (intrusion, cameras, fire, flood, carbon monoxide, etc.), as well as professional installation, and full 24x7x365 monitoring. Along with a smartphone app and a good control panel, they have everything you want in home security.

I also like the innovation – things like the smart door locks and doorbell with a camera – these little extras make them stand out in a crowded industry.

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The Bad

Their free installation hinges upon financing the system, and a $39.99 monthly monitoring fee. The price is on the higher side, but not out of line, either. The bigger aspect that gives this reviewer pause is a poor C- BBB rating. That will cost them a few points in my final score.

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What to Expect

  • Wireless home security that has all of the options you want.
  • 24/7/365 monitoring.
  • Full, professional installation.
  • Interesting advances, like smartlocks and camera doorbells.
  • Control panel and app control.

Our Final Verdict: 9.7/10

Listen, I like what this company offers. The BBB rating bothers me a little, and here's hoping the company is working on that (I'm confident they are – they do have good reviews from real customers). But otherwise, Vivint is a solid choice in the wireless, monitored security industry. Check them out if you want an installed system at a fair price.


FAST FACTS
  • Wireless, monitored security system that's affordable.
  • Full, professional installation.
  • Smart door locks and camera doorbell are nice innovations.