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Upgrading Your Home Security System

May 26, 2016|

Whether you have a home security system, or your idea of home security is a loud barking dog, you may consider installing or upgrading what you have. That doesn’t mean getting a bigger dog, but rather investing in a system that’ll protect you and your hard-earned belongings from an intruder. Your colleague’s home might have been burglarized while she was at work one day, or maybe your neighbor had a scare and called the police. Or perhaps you bought a vacation home and want to make sure it’s protected from afar.

Whatever your reason for looking into a home security system now, you’ll find that systems are higher tech than they used to be, and it’s easier to monitor your home whether you’re on the couch or away on vacation. Here are some home security system options.

Smart security

Most basic home security systems include window and door monitors, as well as smoke alarms tied to the security company monitoring system. What makes systems from companies like Vivint “smart” is the monitoring app on your phone and tablet. You can see what windows are open and whether the alarm is on or off, no matter where you are. If it’s off and you want it enabled, you can do it with the push of a button on the app.

Doorbell camera

While intercom systems in the house and at the front door used to be all the rage, now you can not only talk to the person at the front door but see them on a video panel inside your house. You can also see them on your Vivint app —whether you’re at the beach in France or skiing down Colorado’s mountains. You can even unlock the door and let someone in from those ski slopes, thousands of miles away. While it’s nice to think about monitoring your visitors while on vacation, on a more practical level these doorbell cameras are helpful keeping the kids safe and comfortable when they’re home alone.

Keyless door lock

No more fumbling for your keys when you get to the house, loaded down with groceries. Use your keyless door lock keypad to unlock the door with the code you choose or do it from the car on your smartphone after parking. Or unlock the door for your mom, who’s coming over to water the plants while you’re on vacation. You don’t have to worry about the kids losing their key somewhere in the heavy backpack after school and then trying to find the spare under a rock.

Automatic garage door controller

Like the keyless door entry, the garage door controller makes it easy for you to let someone into your garage when you’re not there. You don’t need to share a code with them — just click the button on your Vivint app when they arrive and click it again when they leave. The outdoor camera can show you they’re gone, if they forget to call and tell you they left.

These days, home security systems offer more than safety features — they offer homeowners the convenience of monitoring their homes while away, and still providing access to others on a temporary basis.

Contact Vivint today to find out more about these exciting home security opportunities!

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*Offer Details

Qualifying system purchase requires minimum $599.99 expenditure on equipment after all discounts have been applied, professional installation, and execution of Vivint monitoring 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.

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.