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Custom built to deter real threats

Vivint home security systems don’t just record crime, they help prevent it. With outdoor security cameras that detect lurkers and scare them away, a doorbell camera that detects and protects packages, and smart locks, lighting,
and security sensors—your home is
always protected.

Professionally designed alarm systems

Home security systems customized for your home

All of our products work together to create a fully-integrated home security system customized for your home. Every door, window, and blind spot is covered.

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One connected system

If your home security system isn't easy to use, you'll never use it. That's why all of our security and automation products like locks, cameras, lighting, and thermostats connect on a simple platform that you control from the app or the hub. And they work seamlessly with smart voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


Stop little things from becoming big problems

Our smart safety alarms detect leaks before they become floods, and smoke before there’s a major fire. When safety alarms are connected to your smart home, they can automatically cut off airflow to contain a fire, raise the temperature to keep pipes from bursting, and notify a dedicated 24/7 response team in case of an emergency.


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24/7 security monitoring with 2-way talk through panel Yes Yes No No Yes
Cameras use light/sound to deter crime Yes No No No No
Doorbell detects and protects packages Yes No No No No
Professional installation from experts on staff Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Products designed/developed in-house Yes No Yes Yes No
60 month interest-free financing Yes Yes No No No

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Frequently asked home
security systems questions

What should I look for in a home security system?

You should look for a home security system that offers advanced smart home security products, eliminates DIY stress with professional installation, and includes 24/7 monitoring and support.

Read the blog post to uncover everything you need to know about home security systems.

Take the quiz to see if you have a secure home.

How much does a home security system cost?

The total cost of a home security system can be measured in three phases: purchase price, installation costs, and operating costs over time. Purchase price varies by provider, equipment package, and payment options. Vivint, for example, offers a consumer financing option that gives customers the ability to customize a state-of-the-art smart home security package for little to no upfront cost.

Some of the lower-quality home security systems come with only basic door and window sensors that customers can easily install themselves. More high-end equipment packages—like the ones Vivint provides—come with a touchscreen control panel and the option to add outdoor home security cameras, all of which require professional installation as opposed to a DIY approach. Professional installation services may cost up to $250, although special offers that waive installation fees are common. Learn more about professional installation services here.

 The home security market offers many plug-and-play equipment packages that center around an audible alarm to deter intruders who trigger a door or window sensor. They do not offer professional monitoring, so there’s no monthly service contract involved. Monitored home security systems cost between $20 and $60 per month. Although criminology research suggests most intruders flee at the first sound of an alarm, complete home security offers more than just crime prevention. Protection from natural disasters, home appliance malfunctions, and medical emergencies should also be considered. In addition to providing more comprehensive protection, complete home security systems that are backed by professional monitoring services may also qualify customers for discounted homeowner’s insurance premiums of up to 20 percent. Learn more about home security monitoring.

Learn more about how much home security systems cost here.

Are home security systems worth the money?

Yes. You really can’t put a price tag on the convenience and peace of mind that come with knowing your home and everything in it is safe and secure. That means:

  • Fire and carbon monoxide protection—even when you’re asleep or away.
  • Deterring crime, keeping intruders out, and protecting what’s inside.
  • Someone’s always there to respond to an alarm with 24/7 support and monitoring.
  • Potentially saving on homeowner’s insurance and monthly utility spend.

At Vivint we’re here to help you personalize a home security system that fits your home, needs, lifestyle and budget. In other words, we’ll help you create a system that works for you and more than justifies the investment.

Everyone deserves to feel safe and sure at home, which is why at Vivint we work with you to make a security system affordable. We have payment plans to fit your budget. And with 0% product financing and low monthly service payments that ensure 24/7 monitoring and customer support, protecting your home is easier and more affordable than ever.

Learn more about why a home security system is truly worth the investment.

How do I install a home security system?

If you’ve purchased a home security system that comes with only basic door and window sensors, you can easily install those by following the included instructions. More high-end equipment packages—like the ones Vivint provides—come with a Vivint Smart Hub control panel and the option to add outdoor home security cameras, all of which require professional installation rather than a DIY approach. Professional installation services may cost up to $250, although special offers that waive installation fees are common.

Learn more about professional installation.

How can I protect my home?

A complete home security system can help protect your home and family from a variety of threats—burglary, intrusion, property theft, vandalism, and house fire or flood—by facilitating quick access to emergency assistance. Vivint provides you with a security ecosystem for your whole home—inside and out—as well as an on-call support team to assist you day and night.

Every Vivint system includes a one-on-one product consultation, free professional installation, and 24/7 customer support and monitoring. The suite of products typically included in a Vivint security system includes:

Outdoor Camera – Wireless, HD security camera with infrared night vision that gives you on-demand access to a live video feed and sends notifications to your phone when someone approaches your door.

Water Sensors – Protect homes from water damage and pipe-freezing low temperatures by sending mobile notifications when water is detected, temperature drops, or when moisture levels rise beyond set parameters in or around your home.

Vivint Motion Sensor – Infrared motion sensor with 90-degree look-down to ensure nothing passes by undetected.

Smoke Detector – Uses photoelectric sensing to detect when smoke is present.

Security Sensors – Sound an alarm whenever protected doors and windows are opened and can also be used to protect medicine cabinets, gun cabinets, or the door to a child's bedroom.

Learn more about how to protect your home.

Do home alarm systems really work?

Yes. Home alarm systems work. We service customers throughout North America because home alarm systems and security turn your home into a safe haven. 

Security alarm systems work, but what happens if you’re not home to hear the alarm? That’s where Vivint’s award-winning, 24/7 monitoring and support play a crucial role. Our home specialists are always available to respond to an alarm and send first responders if you can’t be reached. That means powerful peace of mind for you, knowing that your home is protected no matter where you are.

Find out more about how 24/7 monitoring boosts the effectiveness of alarm systems whether you’re home, on the other side of town, or the other side of the world.

What is home security?

In basic terms, home security is the ability to protect your home from crime and other risks through security devices. In reality, home security is much more than just a system of technology and products. It’s the ability to protect what matters most to you – your family and your most valuable assets. It’s peace of mind. Modern home security, like Vivint, delivers that protection and peace of mind with a fully integrated home security system that includes smart devices, 24/7 monitoring, remote access, and is customized for your specific home and needs.

What are the different types of home security systems? (wired, wireless, DIY, etc)

Generally speaking, home security systems fit into one or a combination of the following four categories: wired, wireless, DIY, and professionally installed. Let’s take a quick look at each of these types of home security.

Wired: A wired home security system means security devices such as cameras and sensors are connected directly to and through your home’s electrical wiring. While wired systems are hard to hack, they are also very hard to install, can’t be controlled remotely, and often can’t go with you if you move.

Wireless: A wireless home security system uses Wi-Fi to connect the components of the system. A wireless system can be accessed and controlled remotely, is simpler to install and rearrange, and can move with you if your housing situation changes.

DIY: To do or not do-it-yourself is a common question for homeowners interested in home security. Some are drawn to DIY options due to the ability to pick and choose exactly what you want. Because of this, DIY systems often include products from different companies which frequently results in components that work but don’t work together.

Professionally installed: As its name suggests, professionally installed home security systems are installed by professionals. A professionally installed system from Vivint is customizable, guaranteed to work together seamlessly, and includes 24/7 monitoring. Vivint reps take care of all the wiring, placement and mounting of devices, and testing and troubleshooting to ensure everything works as expected.

What are the different types of home security sensors? (windows, doors, motion, etc.)

No home security system is complete without sensors. In fact, Vivint sensors are designed to protect every entry point into your home. Here’s a quick overview of each type of security sensor.

Door and window: Door and window sensors tell your security system when a door or window is opened. When your system is armed, door and window sensors will trigger your alarm and alert the monitoring center when tripped.

Motion: As their name suggests, motion sensors detect motion. When triggered, motion detectors can set off your alarm, turn on lights, or activate recording on security cameras, depending on your settings.

Glass break: Glass break sensors are triggered by the sound of breaking glass and are an important part of a comprehensive home security system. Whether broken by an intruder, an accident, or a weather event, glass break sensors ensure your alarm is triggered and you are notified in the event of an emergency.


Vivint sensors are designed to protect every entry point and blind spot in your home. Vivint sensors also send you notifications through the app or set off your alarm and call emergency personnel when necessary.

*Offer Details

Qualifying system purchase requires minimum $39.99/month services agreement and minimum $599.99 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. Offer not available in all states or provinces. Taxes and local permit fees may apply. New Vivint Customers only.