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What Our Customers are Saying about Car Guard

Mar 10, 2022|

If you’re like most people, you already know the importance of proactively protecting your home with a security system. But what about your car? While it’s true that car insurance helps cover costs if your car is damaged or stolen, it doesn’t always cover everything. And as prices for both new and used cars climb at record paces, it’s more important than ever to protect your investment.

Vivint Car Guard helps protect your car day and night, keeping you updated no matter where it is. Read on to find out more about Vivint Car Guard and what our customers have to say about their Car Guard.

Man recording where his car is with Car Guard in the Vivint app.

What is Car Guard?

Car Guard is an app-based device that provides you with disturbance alerts, your car’s location as well as mechanical reminders and diagnostics, all from your phone. This small device plugs into your vehicle’s OBD-II (On-board Diagnostics-Version 2) port, usually located on the driver’s side under the dash. (All cars manufactured after 1996 are required to have this port, but you can also check your car’s compatibility here.) You can install it quickly without tools.

Car Guard uses the same app you use to monitor and control your Vivint Smart Home. It also extends the protection of your security system to your vehicle, helping keep your vehicle safe even when it’s not in the garage.

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What can Car Guard do?

So what exactly does Car Guard do? Plenty! Take a look at some of the features and capabilities it provides:

  • Location tracking. Car Guard features a GPS tracker for your car, so you’ll always know where your car is at any given time. You can see where you parked, monitor a teenager on the way home from school, or share your car’s location with law enforcement if your vehicle is ever stolen.
  • Tamper and disturbance alerts. You’ll get notified on your phone if your car is bumped, moved, or tampered with, so you’ll know right away if it is being towed, stolen, or even bumped in the parking lot.
  • Car diagnostics. If you’ve ever had the Check Engine light come on, you know how stressful it can be. Car Guard provides diagnostic codes you can look up and share with your mechanic, so you can take action on a potential problem before it gets too serious (and expensive!). It also provides maintenance reminders, so you can stay on top of routine maintenance to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
  • Crash detection. If one of your vehicles is in an accident, you’ll be notified on your smartphone right away. From there, you can contact emergency services to get help to your car’s driver and passengers right away.
Customer installing Car Guard under their dashboard.

Smart home security integration

One of the coolest things about Car Guard is its integration with your Vivint smart home and security system. Not only can you access Car Guard through the same app you use to control your smart home, but you can also extend the protection of your home’s security system to your cars.

When part of a Vivint system, Car Guard effectively turns your security system into a car security system and security camera for your car as well. You can set your home’s outdoor camera and lighting to activate if your car is disturbed, illuminating the area, sounding an alarm, and activating recording.

What our customers are saying about Car Guard

Car Guard has some pretty awesome features, but you don’t have to take our word for it—see what our customers have to say about Car Guard and what they love about it:

Tracks my vehicle and I’m glad about that. Also it deducted money from my car insurance just for having it on my vehicle


This I like. I can see where my car has been and is in real time. Also lets me know when my tires are flat and fuel low, recalls. If I am in a crash, is supposed to call for help. I really like this aspect of the vivint system.


Love this product. A lot less stressed knowing my car is guarded. Plus I always know how much gas I have in my tank.


Works well. Thankfully, I haven't needed it in an emergent or urgent situation, but it does a great job of notifying me when my car has been "disturbed" and where it has been.


Makes me feel safer and helps me keep track of the kids


This was a welcome surprise in addition to a product from your company to serve me well because my car is parked on the street Plus it also has recall updates and gives great location directions to where car is parked.


“Excellent feedback about my car usage and needs such as when my battery was low. Never thought I would like this resource as much as I do.

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I like being able to know where my car is at all times and when someone disturbs it.


Everything you didn't know you were missing from your car. Especially when you start it and drive off.


Lisa’s review:

I love my Vivint system and knowing when my family arrives safely home. I love that I can chat with my kids while I'm away and check on where they are going through the app and the amazing products connected to it. The car guard is ingenious and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what this company will bring to the future.


Estella’s review:

Very modern and easy to use system, love the phone app, garage access for amazon key delivery service. Love the doorbell camera that has package and person detection, the car guard is amazing it helped us identify a number of recall issues with our recent truck.

Man who was notified his car is getting toed.

Start protecting your car today

Your car is an investment, just like your home. It deserves the same protection and care. Contact us at 855.822.1220 today to learn more about how Car Guard can protect your car and keep you connected to it, no matter where you are.

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