Vivint Security Camera Reviews

Vivint Security Camera Reviews

Vivint Offers 3 Ways to Watch Your Home

Vivint offers an elaborate home security plan complete with a smart home automation package. Vivint offer a broad range of home automation offers to over a million customers across the United State and Canada. Their services include a complete home security system, a smart thermostat called the Element Thermostat, a door bell camera and an indoor camera called the Ping camera.

For a full review on Vivint, go here.  This review focuses on the set of Vivint security cameras available for both indoor and outdoor use.

  1. Vivint doorbell
  2. Vivint Ping Camera
  3. Vivint Outdoor Camera

First off, the Vivint doorbell:

The Vivint doorbell differs significantly from the traditional doorbell basically because it’s a doorbell complete with a camera and an audio device. This offer user the ability to see, hear and talk to individuals via the doorbell. Complete with night vision, it doesn’t matter the time of day the Vivint doorbell offers HD video.

There are other cameras which offers same features as the Vivint doorbell such as the Skybell doorbell and the Ring doorbell.  Here’s a look at the pros and cons of the Vivint door bell.

Specifications
  • 2 high powered infrared for night vision
  • 180 degree of wide vision
  • 720p HD video resolution
  • 3 MP sensor
  • 4.45”h x 1.50” w x 1.18” d

 

(Person seen at doorbell using the Vivint app + Doorbell cam)

Pros
  • Complete with a home alarm system for all round protection
  • Two-way audio
  • Cloud storage
  • Professional installation
  • Full customer support
  • Night vision
  • HD video
  • Smart notification

 

Cons
  • Not available as standalone purchase
  • Requires Vivint monthly subscription for full functionality
  • Only available as added purchase on the Vivint plans

 

Second, the Vivint Outdoor Camera

Not much different from the Vivint doorbell, the Vivint outdoor camera also offers crisp night vision, Smart automation and HD video, the difference comes in with the absence of two-way audio within the outdoor camera. The Vivint camera is a bullet shaped video camera that offers ready notification to the Vivint phone app when motion is detected when you are away from home.

(Durable outdoor security camera with Vivint branding shown)

Pros
  • HD Video
  • Night vision
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Cloud storage
  • Camera plans available
  • Professional Installation

 

Cons
  • No inbuilt storage available

 

In order to get a outdoor camera now, you lease it into your monitoring agreement with them.  The more cameras you want installed the higher MMR (monthly monitoring rate).

Last of all, the Vivint Ping Camera

If you ever asked for a camera to keep a tab on family and happenings within your home, then the Vivint ping camera is your answer. The Ping Camera is a video camera meant for indoor use. its complete with 1080p full HD resolution with night vision via the IR sensor built into the system. A distinguishing feature of the Ping camera lies in the two-way audio capability to easily have a conversation right from the Vivint mobile app.

Specifications
  • 1/3” 4MP Camera
  • 1080p video resolution
  • Night vision up to 30M
  • Power: 12V 1.5A
  • Built in Microphone and speaker
  • 155° horizontals, 80° vertical field of vision

 

Pros
  • Cloud storage
  • Two-way audio
  • Part of a complete home automation plan
  • Full HD video

 

Cons
  • Not available as a standalone purchase without a monitoring plan.
  • No dedicated storage included.

 

Tips

Before having a Vivint technician install all the cameras around your home; first do a few things.

  1. Talk to your neighbors and make sure they are okay with a camera pointing towards their home.  Remember that even though it's a good security deterrent, it also may become a privacy issue to them.  Use it to protect yourself, not spy on the neighbors!
  2. Install it on a corner of the home.
  3. For indoor cameras; try to camouflage camera with setting so if there is a break in the burglar cannot quickly see and shift the viewer away.

full automation system

Conclusion

Vivint cameras are a group of cameras available on the smart home package.  There may always be buggy issues when streaming with the app from time to time but as they grow and continue to work on it the streaming abilities should only get better.

The cloud storage can be counted on and is nicer than installing a DVR camera system yourself.  They connect with the Sky panel and is an all around better then their top rival ADT.  Fully backed with custom mobile notification, the camera options vary depending on need making Vivint an intriguing choice for home automation and security.

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