- Price: $49.99 – $68.99 per month
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Vivint Security Review
Vivint offers not only an alarm system, but also includes options to embrace energy efficiency and home automation. The Home Security System is a part of every package, as is the option to wirelessly communicate with the monitoring service via a website or even an app on a smartphone. Vivint offers three plans: Home Security, Energy Efficiency and Home Automation.
Vivint allows for the addition of a medical pendant to all monitoring services. The medical pendant is a portable device ($65) that can be worn by a resident of the home, adding an additional layer of security. If necessary, a Vivint monitor can call for emergency personnel in the case of a medical emergency.
Live Wireless Communication and a Free App
Vivint systems are completely wireless and integrated with a live communication system at no extra charge. Many other companies require you to purchase premium plans in order to have access to your system remotely but Vivint believes it should be a part of all packages. Even better than just live online access, Vivint offers an app for your smartphone, increasing your ability to wirelessly monitor your home from anywhere.
Home Security Plan
Vivint’s most basic plan is called the Home Security Plan and will cost $49.99 per month. This plan was created for those homeowners who wanted to guard against burglaries. It also includes a few additional items including sensors to alert Vivint of breaking glass as well as monitors to monitor your smoke alarm. The Home Security System also can monitor your Carbon Monoxide monitors but does not actually monitor the level of CO independently.
Energy Efficiency Plan
The Energy Efficiency Plan from Vivint not only includes the 24/7 monitoring and wireless accessibility from their Home Security System, it also provides other tools that help create a more efficient home and can save you money on your utility bills. This plan will cost $57.99 per month and includes a smart thermostat, lighting controls and small appliance controls. These items allow for optimizing the amount of energy your home is using. Vivint’s wireless communication system allows you to create the look that your home is occupied, or to save money on energy bills. During the initial installation of this system, which begins at $149, you will also receive twelve energy efficient light bulbs, adding to your energy savings.
Home Automation Plan
Vivint’s Home Automation Plan will cost $ 68.99 monthly and includes the items in the Energy Efficiency Plan but also adds the option for video surveillance and automatic door locks. The initial installation begins at $199 and includes the camera and an automatic door lock in addition to the other sensors and control panel.
Vivint has tried to set itself apart from other security system companies by branching out and offering energy efficient options in addition to the traditional alarm system. The accessibility of your system via an app or website will allow you additional flexibility and freedom to arm your alarm, turn on and off lights and small appliances, control your thermostat and even monitor your home via a video camera, depending on the Vivint package you choose.