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How Much Does Alarm Monitoring Cost? 

Jun 18, 2020|

When it comes to home security, a professionally monitored system provides the greatest amount of protection for your home. With this type of system, a professional monitoring company responds to emergencies in your home by contacting emergency personnel on your behalf. 

This provides a number of benefits to families, including peace of mind. It's true that you can't put a price on peace of mind, but if you're in the market for a monitored, affordable home security system, you probably want to know how much alarm monitoring costs. 

While the cost varies, security monitoring is more affordable than you may realize. 

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What are the benefits of alarm monitoring services? 

Many people wonder if the benefits of a professionally-monitored security system are worth the monitoring costs. Take a look at some of greatest benefits: 

  • Peace of mind. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is being protected against a number of threats. In an emergency, your first priority is getting your family to safety. Knowing that your alarm monitoring company has the rest under control lets you focus on what matters most. 
  • Crime deterrent. Most security companies provide signs for homeowners to put in their yards, indicating that the home is protected by a security company. The presence of a system can be an effective deterrent; in one survey of burglars, most agreed they would leave immediately if a burglar alarm went off. 
  • 24/7 monitoring. With alarm monitoring, your home is monitored around the clock. Whether an alarm in your home goes off at 3 in the morning or 3 in the afternoon, the alarm monitoring company will be there to respond. 
  • Monitoring while you’re away. When you’re at work, on vacation, or just running errands, your home will be monitored even if you’re not there. 
  • Whole-house protection. Many people automatically think of burglar protection when they think of home security, but there are additional threats that monitoring services protect against, such as smoke and carbon monoxide. 

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Building your system

So you’ve decided that alarm monitoring is right for you. Now it’s time to build a system that protects your home and family.

With Vivint, you can customize your own affordable security system with features and devices you know you’ll use and need. Some of the best packages will include devices and services such as:

  • Burglary protection. Motion detectors and glass break sensors will let you know and the monitoring company know if your doors or windows have been breached while your system is armed.
  • Smoke detection. When a fire breaks out, fast response can mean the difference between life and death. Vivint Smoke Detectors are designed to detect both smoke and excessive heat, then contact the dedicated alarm monitoring service for you.
  • Carbon monoxide detection. CO detectors help monitor for this silent killer, providing fast, accurate warnings if dangerous levels are detected in your home. 
  • Surveillance cameras. Security cameras for the inside and outside of your home are an important part of any system. With Vivint, you can view live feeds from your smartphone.

Depending on the size of your home and property, you may want to add additional equipment. Costs will vary depending on the number of cameras or sensors you wish to add. 

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How much does alarm monitoring cost? 

For most people, the big question on their mind is, “How much will alarm monitoring cost me?” 

The cost for alarm monitoring services will differ with each company. In addition to the monitoring costs, some alarm companies will also factor in additional charges, such as: 

  • Equipment costs
  • Activation fees
  • Installation fees

Vivint provides an affordable home security system without any associated activation fees. Depending on the different packages and services you choose, alarm monitoring with Vivint starts at $29.99 per month. This includes:

  • 24/7 alarm monitoring. The 24/7 monitoring company will alert you if any of the alarms in your home (including smoke and fire).
  • Professional installation. Some people try to install their security system themselves, which can be both time-intensive and frustrating. Vivint provides professional installation on all equipment and services, so you know your system will work together correctly from day one.
  • Remote access to your system. With the Vivint app, you're always connected to your home no matter where you are. You can arm your system, see what triggered an alarm, or check your security cameras from anywhere.
  • One-touch panic button. If you have an emergency, you can contact Vivint's professional monitoring services yourself from your Smart Hub's panic button. This is particularly helpful if an event occurs that didn't trigger an alarm, such as a medical emergency, but you still need emergency services. 

You can find out exactly how much your service will cost with a personalized consultation

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Keeping your home and family safe doesn't have to break the bank. With Vivint, you can get the peace of mind you need with a professionally monitored system. Give us a call today at 800.646.1469 for a customized quote on a smart home system for your home.

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