Vivint security sensors

Security sensors for every entry point

Our security sensors monitor doors and windows to protect your home from burglars and intruders. If someone tries to break in, an alarm will sound and alert our monitoring team.

Vivint smart sensors

Monitor doors and windows

Smart sensors add an extra layer of protection. If windows or doors are breached while your system’s armed, an alarm will sound and you’ll be alerted. Vivint 24/7 monitoring specialists will also be notified and ready to assist if there’s an emergency.

Start building your home security system now

Drop us a line! Or skip the form and
call us now 866.822.1220

By clicking the button below, you consent for Vivint, and its service provider Aktify, to use automated technology, including calls, texts and prerecorded messages, to contact you at the number and email provided about Vivint offers. This consent is not required to make a purchase. Clicking the button below constitutes your electronic signature.

Vivint motion sensor

Be alerted to unexpected movement

When your system’s armed and you’re away, any unexpected movement will sound an alarm and alert our 24/7 monitoring team. When you’re at home, Vivint Motion Sensors communicate with your smart thermostat to adjust the temperature and keep you and your family comfortable.

Vivint Glass Break Detector

Know if a window breaks

With Vivint Glass Break Detectors, if a window is broken, you’ll get a notification and our 24/7 monitoring team is contacted immediately. So leave the house or go to bed at night with confidence—we’re always there to hear the alarm and keep you and your home safe.

SUPPORT SYSTEM

Find peace of
mind with 24/7 monitoring

Our smart home security specialists are always there and ready to respond in an emergency, even if you can’t.

DESIGN

It’s easy to start building your system

Just a few questions will help us personalize a home security system that works for you.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

See real Vivint home security reviews

THE KROUTS

Life doesn’t always go as planned. See how a Vivint system gave this single mom of seven comfort, protection, and peace of mind when she needed it most.

Woman sitting in kitchen
Woman in kitchen

“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.”

TechCrunch 2020 Light
Dwell 2020 Dark
Digital Trends 2020 Light

Security sensor reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 based on
14,215 reviews on

Frequently asked security sensor questions

How do you stop burglars from targeting your home?

A home security sign serves as a huge deterrent for burglars. Of course, it’s not just a sign—it indicates that your home is protected with a security system, and serves as a warning for potential intruders who could get caught:

  • An alarm will sound if the home is breached when the system is armed, alerting the homeowner and the neighborhood. If a system is backed by 24/7 monitoring, that support team will also receive notification of a break-in.
  • Most home security systems include outdoor surveillance cameras. Burglars know this and don’t want their crimes or identities recorded. Vivint’s outdoor cameras take security a step further and actually alert intruders that they’ve been spotted.
  • Would-be burglars often assume they can enter a home undetected through a backdoor or window. Stickers and signs placed on back windows and in the backyard can further prevent intrusion.
  • Burglary detection as part of a security system adds another layer of protection. And that means motion sensors, door and window sensors, and glass break sensors. If any of these are triggered, an alarm will sound.
How do motion sensors work?

Vivint offers wireless motion sensors that use infrared technology to detect movement. Known as passive infrared (PIR) sensors, they are the most common sensor used in residential homes.
 
PIR sensors detect levels of infrared radiation or heat. And because humans and animals both emit quite a bit of heat, the sensor detects movement by differentiating the varying temperature between the background and a warm body.
 
Given that they can recognize intruders and trigger alarms, effective motion detectors are vital in a full home security system. Pair them with other home security products like video recorders, glass break detectors, security cameras, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and smart locks for complete protection.

What are the different types of alarm sensors?

Several alarm sensors can help detect burglars and prevent intrusion:

  • Motion sensors. If movement is detected while your system is armed, an alarm will sound and you’ll receive an alert on your smartphone. With a Vivint system, the security monitoring team will be notified so they can contact you or the authorities if you’re unavailable. 
  • Door and window sensors. An intruder attempting entry through a door or window while the system is armed will trigger an alarm. The monitoring team will immediately be notified and you’ll receive an alert on your smartphone.
  • Glass break sensors. Glass break sensors set off an alarm when glass is broken, adding an extra layer of protection to your windows and home exterior.
Do I need a window sensor on every window?

Window sensors are a key component of any home security system. Many starter systems come with a set number of window sensors with the option to add more for additional fees. But to get the most protection, a sensor on each window is recommended though many people opt for sensors on first-floor windows only.
 
When you explore your options with a Vivint system, our professionals can help you determine the right number of window sensors for your home. Then we’ll install them for you.

Start building your home security system now

Drop us a line! Or skip the form and
call us now 866.822.1220

By clicking the button below, you consent for Vivint, and its service provider Aktify, to use automated technology, including calls, texts and prerecorded messages, to contact you at the number and email provided about Vivint offers. This consent is not required to make a purchase. Clicking the button below constitutes your electronic signature.