Compare ADT vs. Vivint Home Security

What’s the difference between ADT Monitored Home Security and Vivint Home Security? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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ADT
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
#3 in Home Security
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Vivint Home Security
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
#5 in Home Security
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Key Facts
  • ADT's monitoring is the most trusted & popular in the US
  • Get it installed by a pro - save time, don't risk doing it wrong
  • Home Automation Available + mobile app to stay connected
  • 3-year term. 2-year term (in California)
  • Website doesn't show pricing, call 866-946-7173
  • Qualification: 650+ credit score
  • The #1 smart home services provider in the U.S.
  • Highest quality home security and automation
  • Free quote, free installation, $0 activation
  • Rated 4.5 stars on The App Store
  • The #1 smart home services provider in the U.S.
  • Easy online quotes
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Equipment
10/10
Monitoring
10/10
Reputation
8/10
Contract & Price
8/10
Technology Inegration
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Equipment
9/10
Monitoring
9/10
Reputation
6/10
Contract & Price
10/10
Technology Inegration
Customer Reviews
 (62)
3.4 / 10 - Poor
15%
5 stars
6%
4 stars
6%
3 stars
5%
2 stars
68%
1 stars
 (58)
3.4 / 10 - Poor
21%
5 stars
2%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
10%
2 stars
67%
1 stars
Final Verdict

ADT Monitored Home Security and Vivint Home Security are very close in quality and have the same overall rating. That said, ADT scores better than Vivint across: Monitoring, Reputation, and Contract & Price. Whereas, Vivint scores better on Equipment, Customer Service and Reviews, and Technology Inegration.

Latest Reviews

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laszlo
Missouri City, Texas
Vivint Home Security review
6/3/2017
I wasn't even looking for an upgrade, came across Dave going door to door, at 8pm its when I came home from work. He explained what the offer was. I accepted. Techs were there within the hour. and by 1200, they were done. Had cameras on backyard, front door and garage entrance done. I freakin love them already......................

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Jesse
Provo, Utah
Vivint Home Security review
5/8/2017
I've had Vivint for a year and every time my alarm gets triggered they respond within seconds. I trust them so much more than ADT with their insanely inconsistent response times, and HORRIBLE customer service. This site is a little misleading because Vivint is the actual leader in the industry - after doing research I know that Vivint has the awards from the Consumer's Digest Best Buy award, Security Dealer Magazine award for best equipment, best warranty, and the People's Choice best customer service award.... FrontPoint, ADT, and SimpliSafe don't have any of those awards so why are they rated higher here?

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john
Hastings, Nebraska
ADT Monitored Home Security review
3/14/2017
Very helpful in advising what we need it and what we wanted.

E
Enrique
Chicago, Illinois
ADT Monitored Home Security review
2/23/2017
Very good service

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Bob S
North Miami Beach, Florida
Vivint Home Security review
5/26/2015
AMAZING!!! Love the service, love the system, love everything!

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Harold c
Boardman, Oregon
Vivint Home Security review
4/27/2015
keep up the good work

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Cheri M
Des Moines, Iowa
ADT Monitored Home Security review
2/3/2015
Love it!

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Regina N
Mableton, Georgia
ADT Monitored Home Security review
1/25/2015
I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE, GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE. SAVED MY MUM LIFE SO I RECOMMEND IT