Vivint Security Review

Combining total home security with advanced smart home automation features

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.4 /10
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What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive monthly monitoring: Vivint is not a cheap system. You could end up paying as much as $39.99 per month for professional monitoring, and that’s not including cameras, extra video storage, and other add-ons.
  • Moving fee: If you move, you’ll have to pay $129 to get your system re-installed.
  • Proprietary equipment: Vivint uses its own equipment, and that means other alarm companies can’t take over monitoring. If you stop paying Vivint for monitoring, the system becomes unusable.

Bottom Line

Not only could we command Vivint using Alexa or Google Assistant, but it also worked with other IoT devices in our home, including smart bulbs from Hue and smart thermostats from Nest. The fact that Vivint installed our system for free wasn't bad, either.
Citations
  1. Vivint. (2020). Best Home Security Systems & Burglar Alarms. vivint.com/packages/home-security

  2. Amazon. (2020). Vivint.SmartHome – Complete App.
    amazon.com/Vivint-Inc-Vivint-SmartHome-Complete/dp/B01A6ACVD2/

  3. Google Assistant. (2020). Vivint Smart Home. assistant.google.com/services/a/uid/000000e1828451d2?hl=en_us

  4. Google Play. (2020). Vivint Smart Home App.
    play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vivint.vivintsky&hl=en_US

  5. Apple App Store. (2020). Vivint Smart Home App.
    apps.apple.com/us/app/vivint-smart-home/id734547946

  6. Vivint. (2020). Vivint Support. support.vivint.com/