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What Customers Are Saying About the Vivint Smoke Detector

Nov 24, 2021|

When it comes to house fires, two things are certain—they’re fast, and they’re deadly.

In just 30 seconds, an uncontained fire can spread out of control, quickly igniting everything in its path. Within minutes, the fire can fill a home with smoke and completely engulf it in flames.

The fast-moving nature of a fire is also what makes it so deadly. That’s why every second counts. While working smoke detectors are a must for any home, a monitored home security system equipped with smoke alarm systems can provide your home and family with fast, accurate protection in case of a fire.

Read on to find out what sets the Vivint Smoke and CO Detector apart from others, and what our customers think about them.

smoke detector on ceiling
A small and mighty device can help save your home and your life in an emergency.

Why you need smoke detectors

By law, all residences in every state are required to have smoke detectors. (In some states, both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are required as well.) But even if they weren’t, smoke detectors save lives and are a must-have in every home. More deaths from home fires occur in homes without working smoke detectors; in fact, 3 out of 5 deaths occurred in homes without working smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms are triggered by the presence of smoke in the air. From there, they sound a loud alarm, alerting people in the home to fire so they can get to safety.

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How many smoke detectors do you need?

Although the laws differ slightly from state to state, the National Fire Protection Agency recommends installing smoke detectors in the following areas of your home:

  • Inside each bedroom
  • Outside each sleeping area
  • On every level of the home (including the basement)
  • In the living room (or den or family room) and near the stairway to the upper level, or in both locations.

The number of smoke alarms you need will vary with the size of your home; larger homes that have more area to cover will need more than a smaller home.

Why you need Vivint smoke detectors

Not all smoke and CO alarms are created equal. When you’re dealing with something as serious and deadly as a house fire, you want the best. And according to our customers who have the Vivint smoke alarm, the best is Vivint:

Far better than any I’ve had in the past!

Mary Ann

So what makes Vivint a standout from the rest? Take a look at a few of the features Vivint smoke detectors have, and why our customers love them.

Fast, accurate detection

Vivint smoke detectors are equipped with photoelectric sensors. A photoelectric smoke alarm uses a light source to detect smoke, then quickly sounds an alarm if smoke is detected. It will also alert if excessive heat is detected, providing another layer of protection.

Accurate detection provides our customers with peace of mind that they’re covered if the unthinkable ever happens:

Knowing I have the Vivint Smart Smoke Sensor gives me peace of mind, I hope and pray that there will never be a need for it but knowing I'm covered is great !



Vivint Smoke and CO Detectors have long-lasting 5-year batteries, providing protection for years to come. They’re also interconnected, ensuring the entire house will be alerted if there’s a fire no matter where it begins. If a smoke alarm goes off in the basement, for example, the smoke alarms in the upstairs bedrooms will, too.

Smart home integration

As part of a complete Vivint smart home, the smart Smoke and CO Detectors integrate with other systems and devices that work together to help you get your family to safety as quickly as possible. When smoke is detected, the smart thermostat cuts off air flow to help slow the spread of fire, while your smart door locks unlock, allowing you to quickly exit the home.

For our customers, this is another added benefit that comes with Vivint:



24/7 monitoring

When the smoke or CO alarm goes off, Vivint’s 24/7 monitoring team springs to action, contacting the fire department on your behalf. Our customers appreciate being able to focus on the most important thing—getting your family to safety as quickly as possible.

I like the extra safety. Knowing that we have this smoke alarm is great. The feature of having Vivint call the fire department for me is a real pluse. I have a disabled person in my house. Now I will be able to concentrate on getting them out of the house and not worry about making a phone call.


Rapid response in an emergency

When it comes to fire or carbon monoxide in the home, getting help quickly can help save your property and your life. Vivint boasts an average response time of less than 10 seconds.

Even customers who have experienced false alarms have been impressed with the quick response:

I was just testing them out and almost literally, immediately— Vivint was on my smart panel makin sure I did not need authorities called!


Peace of mind while you’re away

What if a fire breaks out when you’re not home? You’ll receive a notification on your Smart Home app whenever an alarm goes off, so you can take action. The monitoring team will also contact emergency responders for you.

It’s comforting for our customers to know that in the event of a fire, Vivint will take immediate steps to get help, even when you’re not home.

I feel very safe with this feature, not only for me but my dogs when I am not home


I like knowing that if i had a fire and was away it would notify me and the fire department. Very comforting to have


This gives me a sense of security since I always worry about fire when I am out or asleep.


Professional installation

All Vivint smart homes come with professional installation. Our pros will ensure your Smoke and CO Detectors are placed in the best spots throughout your home and in compliance with local laws and guidelines. They’ll also test it and show you how to check and change the batteries, so you can be confident it’s working properly from day one.

Protect your home with Vivint

When a fire breaks out or when CO is leaking into your home, accurate, timely detection can save homes and lives. Vivint CO and Smoke Detectors can provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll get the help needed in an emergency.

Perhaps this customer said it best:

We feel safe knowing if a fire occurs, Vivint is there.


Start protecting your home with Vivint. Contact us today for a free consultation at 855.822.1220.

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