Everything You Need to Know About Vivint Car Guard
Jan 27, 2022|
Everything You Need to Know About Vivint Car Guard
The average car costs just over $42,000 a year, with a monthly payment of $563 per month. For many people (after their house), vehicles are their most expensive possessions. And since we rely on them to get us to and from work, school, and activities, it makes sense to take extra precautions to protect your vehicles.
With Vivint Car Guard, your car is protected no matter where it is. Read on to find out how it works to keep your car safe, day and night.
What is Car Guard?
Vivint Car Guard is a small, app-based device that plugs into your car’s OBD-II (On-board Diagnostics, version 2) port. Installation is simple and quick and can be done in a few minutes without wiring or tools.
Car Guard provides disturbance alerts, location tracking, and diagnostics, all accessible from a single app. And when part of a Vivint system, you can control your home and access Car Guard with the same Smart Home app.
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Car Guard features
Car Guard has a number of different features to protect your car day or night, whether you’re home or away.
A lot can happen to your car when it’s parked, from door dings to towing and even theft. Car Guard is equipped with sensors that can tell if your car is bumped or disturbed and will send you a notification on your phone to let you know. You’ll know right away if something is happening to your car and can take fast, decisive action.
For example, let’s say you’re shopping when you get a notification that your car has been bumped. You quickly head to the parking lot and see that someone has tapped your front bumper while trying to park. While we love to think the best of people, not everyone leaves a note if they accidentally ding your vehicle. Car Guard’s quick notifications let you act quickly, helping minimize the chances you’ll be on the hook for repairs for a hit and run.
Car Guard is also equipped with GPS, allowing you to see where your car is at all times. This is particularly helpful if your car is ever stolen. Only 56% of stolen cars are ever recovered. With a location tracking device like Car Guard, you can work with police to help them find your vehicle.
The location tracking feature is also helpful for parents of teen drivers. You can check to see if your teens are on their way home from school or social functions, providing much-welcome peace of mind.
When the dreaded “check engine” light comes on, it’s easy to imagine worst-case scenarios. With Car Guard, you don’t need to guess. It includes an OBD-II scanner that serves as a diagnostic tool and can recognize the specific issues that trigger your “check engine” light. You’ll get a diagnostic code that lets you know what’s wrong with your vehicle so you can take it to your mechanic for repair. It also provides reminders for scheduled maintenance, making it easy to stay on top of oil changes and other repairs.
Integration with your Vivint Security System
Car Guard also integrates with your Vivint security system, extending the protection of your home’s security system to your driveway and helping protect your car from break-ins, theft, or even vandalism.
Deter car thieves
If you have the Outdoor Camera Pro, any disturbance to your vehicle will automatically kick the camera into gear. The Outdoor Camera Pro will begin recording, flash a light, and sound an alert, letting the thief or vandal know they’re on camera.
Light up the driveway
You can set your home’s outdoor smart lighting to activate if motion is detected. This shines a light on anyone who may be lurking around your car, deterring them from coming any closer.
Integration with smart lighting is also useful for when you’re coming home late at night and it’s dark. Using geofencing, you can set your outside lighting to turn on as you get closer to home.
Close your garage door
Car Guard also syncs with your Garage Door Controller to automatically close the garage door after you back out of the garage—no more having to remember to close it yourself on the way out.
Why you need Car Guard
There are many different scenarios where Car Guard will come in handy, including:
Protecting your car from potential thieves or vandals while parked in your driveway or on the street
Alerting you when the car is disturbed or tampered with, such as getting bumped by another car while in a parking lot or getting the windows broken during a break-in
Monitoring your car’s location, so you know when a child has left a party or after-school practice or whether your car has been stolen or towed
Diagnosing problems on your car, so you can address them before they turn into bigger, more expensive issues to fix
Qualifying system purchase requires minimum $599.99 equipment purchase, professional installation and applicable services agreement. Click here for monthly service plan prices. DIY system purchases and reactivations of previously-installed systems not eligible for offer. Offer not available in all states or provinces. Equipment purchase may be financed separately subject to an agreement with one of Vivint’s third-party financing partners. Monthly $1.48 cellular network maintenance fee applies. Taxes and local permit fees may apply. New Vivint Customers only.
Third-Party Financing Options Available
Financing eligibility and terms subject to credit approval by one of Vivint’s third-party financing partners. Qualified customers may finance equipment purchase at 0% APR for up to 60 months. Month-to-month service agreement available when equipment is purchased upfront.
Vivint Systems & Services
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). Speak to a Vivint representative at the phone number in this offer for complete equipment, services, and package details, including pricing and financing details. Products and services in Louisiana provided by Vivint Louisiana Commercial Certificate #58280. See Vivint license numbers here.