Get an overview of Vivint Sky home security & automation with this SafeHome.org review of Vivint policies and cutting-edge wireless security equipment. This video review shows parts of a Vivint security system and gives a rundown of monitoring plans. Pros and cons are covered. Excellent technology for home protection and automation are big “pros” — but know right away, if you don’t want to sign a long-term contract, then Vivint probably won’t be your favorite choice. We compare Vivint with other wireless security companies at
SMART HOME SECURITY: When you compare Vivint home security with major competitors, you’ll see that 1) Vivint’s prices are higher and 2) their systems are more advanced. They also operate their own emergency monitoring centers, which helps them lead the home security industry with an average response time of just 10 seconds. Overall this security company is high-end and designed for people seeking more than simple burglar alarms. Vivint’s focus is “smart security.”
Besides guarding against intruders and environmental threats, Vivint makes it easy to automate (or remotely control) various home systems such as door locks, lighting and window blinds — and with Vivint you can simply use voice commands. Home automation can enhance your security and your lifestyle while also helping to lower your utility bills. You can see examples in our video review and read more at
WIRELESS VIDEO CAMERAS: Vivint is a top choice security company among people who want wireless video surveillance. The Sky panel supports a variety of indoor and outdoor security cameras, including a camera that’s ideal for two-way conversations between family members, or between you and household workers such as nannies and dog walkers. Vivint camera footage is stored in the cloud for at least 30 days.
EQUIPMENT: Signing up for Vivint security service, you’ll receive about $1,500 worth of wireless equipment. You won’t pay for it upfront, but a possible drawback is that you won’t ever take ownership. Here are some Vivint security devices shown in the review video above:
– Vivint Sky panel (7-inch color touchscreen)
– Keychain remote control
– Infrared motion detector with 5-year battery
– Doorbell camera
– Countertop ping camera (Built for conversations)
– Outdoor video camera
– Carbon monoxide detector
– Flood detector
– NEST thermostat
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