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Smart home security cameras

Deter crime
before it happens

Most security cameras record crime. Ours actually prevent it. With smart detect and deter features, they proactively ward off package thieves and lurkers.

Home surveillance cameras with built-in threat deterrence

Security cameras designed to deter real threats

The best video surveillance cameras and video doorbells are the ones use Smart Deter. The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro detects real threats and scares away lurkers with light and sound. With unmatched video quality, weather-resistant technology, and intelligent motion alerts, the Outdoor Camera Pro protects your perimeter like none other.

THE BEST DETERRENCE TECH IN THE INDUSTRY

The only doorbell camera that proactively protects your porch

The Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro not only detects when packages arrive, it also protects them using light and sound to deter potential thieves. With intelligent face detection and a 180° x 180° field of view, there’s no better way to protect your porch. Take that protection further with Video Playback and a reliable video signal. The best surveillance camera system starts with a smarter doorbell cam.

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The Doorbell Camera Pro not only notifies you when packages arrive, it is the only video doorbell camera that proactively protects them.

Captures footage when motion is triggered, and you can also see and talk with family members or pets right through the camera.

Thief walks up. Outdoor cameras with Smart Deter detect thief. Cameras scare thief away. Your home is protected and peace prevails.

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INDOOR HOME SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

Check in and chat
from one camera

The Vivint Indoor Camera gives you a view into your home. You can speak through the camera to communicate with pets and kids, right from the Vivint app. Or family members can instantly connect with you by tapping a button on the camera. With built-in motion detection, a 155° x 80° field of view, backup cloud storage available, as well as high resolution color and night vision, you’ll never miss a moment.

smart floodlight camera accessory

Forget floodlights. Protect home with the Spotlight Pro.

While traditional floodlight cams are triggered by any kind of motion, the Spotlight Pro uses the intelligence of the Outdoor Camera Pro for precise protection. This plug-in accessory for the outdoor camera takes smart security lighting to the next, better, brighter level.

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The best home security cameras aren’t just security cameras

Your outdoor camera shouldn’t just catch someone breaking into your car. It should stop them from doing it. Your doorbell camera shouldn’t just chime when it detects motion. It should tell you when your kids get home from school. Your indoor security camera shouldn’t just record big moments. It should allow you to be a part of them. Vivint cameras protect your home and connect you to it.

System support

Find peace of mind
with 24/7 monitoring

A home security camera system is nothing without a support system to back it up. Whether your outdoor camera detects a threat, or your indoor security cameras send you motion alerts, Vivint monitoring specialists are always ready to respond in an emergency. The best support in the industry for the best home surveillance camera system on the market.

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Security camera FAQs

(Last updated May 2024)

How do I install home security cameras?

Many of today's IP-based home security cameras can be installed, placed, and configured by homeowners without the need to hire a contractor. With Vivint home security cameras, the convenience of professional installation by Smart Home Pros is part of your smart home purchase. But once you have security cameras installed, you may want to make small adjustments sometime in the future, such as relocating cameras or adjusting angles. If you decide to do the work yourself, we suggest paying special attention to these four points:

  • Camera height — Mount cameras well out of reach to prevent tampering.
  • Signal strength — Make sure camera placement is within your Wi-Fi range.
  • Power supply routing — The closer to the power source, the better.
  • Mounting — You want a secure and weatherproof attachment.

Get a detailed list of steps.

What are the benefits of having a surveillance camera?

Read more tips on how to install security cameras.

What are the best security cameras?

The best, most effective security system is one custom-built for your unique home—one that protects your property, privacy, and peace of mind. Vivint equipment packages, designed to fit your specific needs, range from basic protection to advanced coverage, and the customer has the option to customize.

When building your own security camera package, begin with the basics—the Vivint Starter Kit—then choose additional products to complete your smart home system. The Vivint Starter Kit includes a Vivint Smart Hub, $300 worth of security sensors, the Vivint app, and 24/7 monitoring, starting at $39.99 per month. You can add on security cameras, which can be paid for upfront or financed and added to your monthly rate. The table below lists the Vivint security cameras, their list prices, and their monthly rates when financed over 42 and 60 months:

Product

List Price

42 months

60 months

Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro

$249.99

$5.95

$4.17

Vivint Indoor Camera

$199.99

$4.76

$3.33

Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro

$399.99

$9.52

$6.67

Vivint Smart Drive

$349.99

$8.33

$5.83

There are two payment options for your Vivint system. To avoid a long-term contract, customers can buy their equipment upfront and pay month-to-month for monitoring services. Alternatively, equipment can be financed and bundled with 24/7 monitoring fees, requiring a five-year contract and monthly payment.

Read more tips on choosing the best security cameras.

How do I install wired security cameras?

Many of today's IP-based home security cameras can be installed, placed, and configured by homeowners without the need to hire a contractor. But unless you have some legitimate electrician skills, we recommend leaving installation of wired home security cameras to professionals who can ensure that your home doesn’t incur damage and wires are hidden. At Vivint we professionally install all security camera systems.

Once you have security cameras installed, you may want to make small adjustments sometime in the future, such as relocating cameras or adjusting angles. If you decide to do the work yourself, we suggest paying special attention to these four points:

  • Camera height — Mount cameras well out of reach to prevent tampering.
  • Signal strength — Make sure camera placement is within your Wi-Fi range.
  • Power supply routing — The closer to the power source, the better.
  • Mounting — You want a secure and weatherproof attachment.

Get a detailed list of steps.

What are the benefits of having a surveillance camera? And how do you choose the right cameras?

Learn more about DIY vs. professional security camera installation.

How long do security cameras keep footage?

The length of time security cameras keep stored footage depends on the brand of cameras you own and the storage capacity built into the cameras coupled with the cloud storage options that the company offers.

With Vivint you can save every minute of video from your indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras (Gen 2) for up to 10 days. Thanks to Playback DVR, footage from up to 12 devices is stored directly on the cameras, ensuring a smoother, faster viewing experience on the Vivint app with minimal buffering. And because Vivint cameras feature enhanced night vision and audio, you’ll always get a clear picture of what’s happening in and around your home, day and night.

Learn more about Vivint security camera video storage.

Where do I place security cameras?

Use outdoor security cameras to monitor your property and protect the entrances to your home. The best places to put them to maximize your home security include:

  • Above doors.
  • Over the driveway.
  • Toward obscure windows.

Install indoor cameras in high-traffic zones or near any off-limits areas you want to monitor, like gun safes or medicine cabinets.

If you’re wondering where to place your Vivint security cameras, just speak with one of our home experts. They’ll examine your property and needs to provide the best recommendation.

Learn more about how to determine the number of security cameras your home requires.

How much do security cameras cost?

Outdoor security camera:

Outdoor camera costs can fluctuate, depending on whether it’s wired or wireless. Wireless cameras are generally less expensive, as they are simpler to install and more compact. A single camera can cost $100 to $200 depending on video quality and its ability to resist weather conditions.

Wired cameras tend to cost more, ranging from $200 to $400 each. Some companies like Vivint offer hybrid security cameras that combine both wired and Wi-Fi connections. This allows users to enjoy the benefits of both setups at an affordable price.

Indoor security camera:

The price of indoor home security cameras can differ based on their features, quality, and brand. Basic models with standard functionalities typically fall within $20 to $50.

Premium indoor security cameras, such as Vivint's indoor security and surveillance cameras, offer advanced capabilities like night vision, two-way audio, and a wide-angle lens. Depending on a camera’s specific features and specifications, a high-end camera can cost between $150 and $300.

At Vivint you’ll pay the following for our home security cameras:

Outdoor Camera Pro: $6.67/mo. for 60 payments

Doorbell Camera Pro: $4.17/mo. for 60 payments

Indoor Camera Pro: $4.17/mo. for 60 payments

Learn more about the cost of home security devices, and get more information on the cost of a complete security system.