Vivint Home Security Review

Rating: 8.5 / 10 (Excellent)
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Monitoring Services
Monitoring Technology
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Contract Terms

Why They're Great

Vivint Smart Home is the high end solution for the buyer who needs it all. Vivint is the premium brand in the industry and the extra money is worth it.  Beyond home security, the company offers smart home service as well. Their systems are among the highest quality out there.

Price Breakdown

Item Price
Monthly Monitoring $39.99
Installation FREE
Basic Hardware Less than $1/day

Bells & Whistles

  • #1 Smart home services provider in the U.S. 
  • One of the Best High-End System for Home Automation & Security
  • 4.5-star rated mobile app
  • 24x7, 365-days-a-year professional security Monitoring
  • 24x7 continuous video recording – doorbell camera, outdoor camera, and ping camera with Vivint Playback
  • Smart Home Control – receive notifications and control your smart home system from anywhere

The Fine Print

Contract & Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee 3 Days
Contract Length Varies by customer

This contract length is long, but in line with several other home security entities. It is in order to provide the highest quality equipment that Vivint requires this length of contract. The largest difference between Vivint and the rest of the pack is their higher than average monitoring costs will increase the lifetime cost of the system. This is definitely a premium product on the higher end of the cost spectrum.

The Bottom Line:

Vivint Security is all about giving you the highest quality equipment available. Everything is wireless, touch-screen, and top-of-the-line. If you want the best home security and home automation, they've got it.

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Laura Poquette
The list of problems runs on & on. The smiling high pressure sales rep shows up on your property with your personal information in hand all ready in advance without you knowing anything about it. They showed up in my neighborhood on the 4th of July holiday knowing that anyone who would actually be home would no doubt be very busy with holiday preparations a good way to catch you distracted & unawares. While my visiting out of town sister & I were rushing around in & out of the house preparing for guests this sales guy was literally following me around busy trying to sell me on this system. I asked a hundred different questions, especially about the nite time camera feed. I wanted to know... Read More

Merrillville, Indiana
I would give no stars if I could. Over the past 2 1/2 years, equipment has failed 3 times, and every time it is an ordeal to get it fixed. They do not have enough technicians to cover the territory. They don't show up for appointments or call when they cannot make it. This last outage ended up taking 2 months (and 2 wasted vacation days) to resolve, and I did not receive any credit for downtime. All I can say is DON'T SIGN THE CONTRACT. I am counting the days until I can get their equipment out of my house and out of my life.

Joseph brouillard
Called to inquire about service and was really given the run around. They wanted me to pay almost 800.00 up front in order to get. System installed.very rude and un professional service. Do not even bother to call this worthless company.look elsewhere and u will be pleased. Reported them to bbb.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
BUYER BEWARE stay away from VIVINT SALES REP BRENDAN WILLIAMS he will SLAM you ,he sold us a security system with Alliance then called us several months later and told us he had a upgraded system at the time we did not know that vivint was a completely different company Brendan did we thought they bought out alliance in fact when the tech came to install new equipment I ask him that question and he said the owner of vivint is always buying other companies.Well VIVINT SALES REP LIED TO US .Now neither company will let me cancel .I have turned Vivint into NJ FTC AND NJ ATTORNEY GENERAL NEXT IS BBB. FOR slamming which is illegal Vivint install tech took all of the old equipment. I HAVE... Read More

Belleville, Michigan
Extremely disappointed in my service with vivint. Had issues with smoke alarm, door sensors, and took over a year to get door bell camera installed. Took over 3 months to get a tech out and fix after multiple calls. I feel that I should have been credited the 3 months down time, talked with several supervisors and the last I spoke to, "Cameron", offered a $25 and said that some of my system worked and I should still have to pay for that. Funny, if 3 parts of your system including fire,security and video, how would it be effective. Very disappointed how I've been treated and talked to as well as followed up with. Customer service has been terrible and I hope to be relieved of the contract... Read More

Montgomery, Alabama
Please stop this company from selling their service. It was a three year nightmare!!! You better off buying some watch dogs and cameras!

Barbara Bradshaw
i started with APX Alarm on or about 11/19/2008. I believe (not sure) APX either changed their name to Vivint or were purchased. Nonetheless I have been a faithful customer up until Feb 2, 2017 when my service ceased. In the beginning their was a delay in billing which always seemed to put me behind SO I solved the problem by finding out what day it was due and setting my bank up to automatically pay monthly and they have been paid faithfully for years. I came home from a month vacation on January 2, 2017 with my alarm beeping. We tried to reach Vivint but I kept getting disconnected so we had no way of knowing what happened so we called the police. I continued for approx. 1-1/2... Read More

Mike L
Marysville, Washington
Don't know what's wrong with those who trash Vivint. I've had the system for several months now and couldn't be more pleased. By nature I am an extremely picky, technical minded, individual. I looked at other systems before deciding on Vivint. Different prices but when you peel the onion, if you want a lower price be prepared to get minimally acceptable equipment for the basic installation and pay more (often a lot more) up front if you want better. When all the payments for their service are added up over the time of my commitment, the total cost is approximately the same as what some have to pay for the installation alone from one of the "Big, Well Known, Companies" if you want... Read More

Tim Covalt
Rochester, Minnesota
A communication change disabled our system on January 1st. After speaking with four representatives I was told our keypad was old and the latest AT&T upgrade disabled it. " We should have gotten a letter explaining this a few months ago" Meanwhile the monthly billing wasn't disabled. Schedules a keypad replacement and Vivint was a No Show. But the second person I spoke to told me the installer would call within 24 hours to reschedule. Our account was sold by ADT to Vivint so this is our first real experience dealing with them and it hasn't been good.

I got the system about a year and a half ago and have had no issues. The back-up battery has come in handy several times when i had power issues at home. The camera's in my home are great and mobile app works well. I've had several family and friends also use the system and love it.

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