How to buy a Vivint system

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01 — Call

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With just a few questions, our Smart Home Pros will get to know your home and help you build the right system to protect it.

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02 — Design

We’ll customize a system for your home

Every system starts with the Vivint Smart Hub, Vivint Security Sensors, and 24/7 monitoring. From there, we’ll help you choose the right cameras, door locks, and other smart products like Vivint Car Guard, Vivint Smart Thermostat, and safety alarms to meet your specific needs and budget. Monitoring services start at $19.99 per month + equipment purchase.*

03 — Install

Get it all professionally installed

Professional installation is included
with every Vivint system.


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Meet your Vivint tech

Every Vivint technician is certified, trained, and knowledgable. Your tech will schedule a time to come to your home, set up your system according to your preferences, and walk you through how to use it. They will also:

  • Answer any questions you have

  • Install devices with care, and clean up afterward

  • Ensure each device works properly

  • Show you how to get the most out of your system

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a home security system cost?

The total cost of a home security system generally includes purchase price, installation costs, and monitoring fees. Purchase price varies by provider, equipment package, and payment options. 

At Vivint, every system includes 24/7 monitoring services starting at $19.99 per month plus the cost of equipment, which can be financed over time. Talk to a Vivint specialist about any ongoing promotions that may include free installation.

Learn more about the costs involved with purchasing a home security system.

Is a home security system worth the investment?

If you have the right system and products in place, a home security system is definitely worth the investment. It’s hard to put a price on the security and peace of mind that come with home security. Install a system from Vivint, rest easy with:

  • Increased protection from home intrusion and theft.
  • Alerts about fires and the presence of carbon monoxide no matter where you are.
  • Professional home monitoring and support around the clock.
  • Quick access to medical assistance in an emergency.

Installing a system can also increase your home’s resale value and help you save money on utilities. Learn more about the value of a home security system from Vivint.

Is home security necessary?

If you want home protected, a home security system is absolutely necessary—especially when it’s backed by 24/7 monitoring and support. 

You can’t always be home or awake to make sure home is safe and secure. But with a home security system coupled with 24/7 monitoring, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing home is always covered by a team of professionals no matter where you are. They hear alarms; notify you of emergencies; and work with you when you’re away to ensure that when situations arise, the proper help is dispatched.

Learn more about the benefits of home security combined with monitoring services.

Can I install my own security system?

While DIY continues to increase in popularity, when it comes to installing a home security system we highly recommend avoiding the hassle and leaving it to the professionals.

The biggest benefit of professional installation? You know it will actually work. Wiring, placement, syncing devices, and everything else that installation involves can get pretty complicated, and it's important that everything works together without a hitch. Attempting to DIY a system can involve a lot of troubleshooting and hours on the phone with tech support. 

With Vivint, professional installation is included in your smart home package. Vivint Smart Home Pros know smart home tech and they provide valuable professional information when it comes to products and placement. For example, maybe you’re not sure where to place your outdoor camera for optimal viewing, or you aren’t sure how many carbon dioxide detectors you really need. Smart Home Pros have the answers. 

They’ll install everything and ensure your smart home devices integrate together seamlessly. And the job’s not done until they instruct you on how to use your system and take advantage of the various features and integrations available.
Find out more about professional installation.

What should I look for when buying a security system?

If you’re shopping around for a home security system, we suggest a few must-haves to ensure you get the most safety and protection out of your setup.
You certainly want to protect home from break-ins with devices like alarms, motion detectors, and glass-break sensors. But intrusion isn’t the only threat to your home threat. A comprehensive smart home security system—like one from Vivint—keeps your home secure in multiple ways:

  • Get smart door locks that eliminate the need for keys and instead use a unique code to lock and unlock your door. 
  • You want smoke alarms that can sense heat before you smell smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to identify and protect you from this silent killer.
  • A 24/7 monitoring team that always keeps an eye on your home, alerting you and the first responders if an alarm is tripped or something is amiss. 
  • Security cameras that monitor your home inside and out, including a doorbell camera, are essential.

And that’s just for starters. Take our How Secure Is Your Home quiz to learn more on why you need a smart home security system.

What do our customers say about us?

You want a system you can trust to protect your home and family and keep you connected no matter where you are. And that's why Vivint customers can’t live without their smart home systems.

  1. For people with disabilities or physical limitations, a Vivint system automates tasks around the house with features like voice control, smart locks, and smart lighting.  
  2. Our customers love the peace of mind that comes with round-the-clock professional monitoring. They have a sense of security, knowing their homes are being watched over, no matter where they are.
  3. Protection from fire and carbon monoxide is something our customers expect, even if they’re not home to hear an alarm. They also receive messages regarding severe weather conditions so they can act quickly and keep home and family safe.

Read more about why Vivint customers love their smart home security systems.

“Like good technology,
the experience is magical.”

“Vivint is an alternative to the many DIY home security solutions on the market, offering a technical elegance and intuitiveness along with professional support.”

“Don't DIY your smart home security system - the pros at Vivint are totally worth the cost.”

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*Offer Details

Qualifying system purchase requires minimum $19.99/month services agreement and minimum $1799.99 equipment purchase. Qualified customers may finance equipment purchase at 0% APR for up to 60 months, subject to a separate agreement with one of Vivint’s third-party financing partners. $49 to $199 installation fee applies. Financing eligibility and terms subject to credit approval by the applicable financing partner. Month-to-month service agreement available when equipment is purchased upfront.  System supports up to six cameras subject to sufficient WiFi speeds. Without a Vivint services plan, product and system functionality is limited (including loss of remote connectivity). Monthly $1.48 cellular network maintenance fee applies. Speak to a Vivint representative at 844.481.8630 for complete equipment, services, and package details, including pricing and financing details. Offer not available in all states or provinces. Taxes and local permit fees may apply. New Vivint Customers only.