Smart homes are on the rise. It’s easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it’s changing homes one device at a time. 

Smart homes are on the rise. It's easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it's changing homes one device at a time.

The Vivint Smart Home System

We’ve been in our current home for a few years now, and the hubs and I have talked about updating our home security and how smart home technology could work in our home. 

I was initially under the impression that many of the smart home gadgets and functionality would not work in our home. But after a recent trip to Best Buy, I was able to learn about some of the latest smart home technology on the market, and how it’s helping homeowners. 

If you didn’t know, Best Buy recently started a partnership with Vivint. Vivint installs smart home devices and solars in homes. So far in over 400 stores around Best Buy stores, you will find a Vivint expert ready to answer all of your questions, give you a demonstration, and set up installation. Vivint has already installed over 15 million smart home devices in homes across the country. 

Here’s what I learned when I stopped by a Best Buy store to find out more about the Vivint Smart Home system. 

Smart homes are on the rise. It's easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it's changing homes one device at a time.

Top-notch products. Vivint has a variety of products that are part of the Smart Home system. There is also a lifetime warranty on their equipment. Here are a few of their products:

  • SkyControl panel
  • Smoke detector
  • Door and window sensor
  • Motion sensor
  • Key fob
  • Recessed door sensor
  • Glass break detector
  • Flood/freeze sensor

When talking to the Vivint expert at Best Buy, I asked him if you had to buy all of the products at once. He said no, but it’s usually cheaper to do it that way. I would recommend starting with a few of the basic products and see how you like it. But do keep this in mind, you would rather opt to have Vivint install all of your products, versus doing it yourself (which you can) or hiring someone else. If something goes wrong with the product, and Vivint did not install it, you could be paying out of pocket to have it serviced/fixed. 

I also loved that they are energy efficient, and there’s a two-way voice between you and the central monitoring station.

Smart homes are on the rise. It's easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it's changing homes one device at a time.

Affordable ways to pay. With many security systems, you have may an option to pay the contract monthly, but also another fee to rent the equipment. With Vivint, you pay for all of the equipment up front, with a month-to-month monitoring service. There is no contract. 

If you cannot afford to pay for all of the equipment up front, you can sign a 42-60 month contract to finance any equipment on your plan. 

Smart homes are on the rise. It's easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it's changing homes one device at a time.

How Vivint stands out. Vivint is different from the rest of the smart home gadgets and security systems on the market. Not only does Vivint design and manufacture their own equipment, but they are also compatible with systems like Nest Learning Thermostat and Amazon Echo. They also offer flexible payment options as I mentioned above. 

No installation fee. Say what now? Yes, another thing that makes Vivint stand out from the rest is their professional installation which is FREE!  * {The outdoor camera and doorbell camera are exceptions to this rule at $99 and $29 installation fee respectively. }

Smart homes are on the rise. It's easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it's changing homes one device at a time.

Worry free feeling. With a variety of cameras, you can easily know who’s at your front door at all times. I love this option, especially since we travel a lot. There’s an app you can download to your smartphone or tablet and monitor your home 24/7. If your kids get locked out of the house, or you need to let the pet sitter, you can easily do that from your app. No way! That’s what I thought too when the expert showed me how it worked. He picked up the tablet, swiped this and that, and boom, the door unlocked! Talk about mind blown! With three boys all at the age of gaining more independence, this not only gives me peace of mind but also a way to monitor to them. 

Another worry free feeling is the option to receive a text, email, and notification through the touch screen panel if there is a disconnect from the central monitoring station.  

Smart homes are on the rise. It's easy these days to upgrade your home to a smart home without moving. Read my thoughts on the Vivint Smart Home and how it's changing homes one device at a time.

Easy to use. You know how your Mom or Grandma may call you because they can’t figure out something on their tablet? Well, with Vivint, they won’t be calling you (whew!). Vivint’s system is EASY to use! When reading different reviews on this system (because you always have to do your homework first), that was of the top things people loved about Vivint. 

No wires, no mess. I LOVED to hear this option. Vivint’s installation does not require your walls to get banged up. There is no drilling! Not only is this cool, but if you wanted to relocate a piece of the system to a different part of the house, you could easily do that! 

Overall I was impressed with how the Vivint expert’s professional knowledge of this smart home security, and the company. We are ready to upgrade our home’s functionality and add gadgets that will help our lives run smoother, plus save us money. 

I recommend checking your Best Buy store to see if the Vivint Smart Home is showcased there. If so, drop by to get a live demo and learn more about it. If you don’t have this available at your Best Buy store, you can check out information online about Vivint and how their changing homes one device at a time. 

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