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FAQs About Home Security Systems in Chicago

We’ve compiled our most common home security FAQs in Chicago for our clients. Find your answers to your Vivint Smart Home and home security questions.

One system does NOT fit everyone when it comes to your Chicago home security system! A Vivint professional will help gauge your household and your loved ones’ security needs to determine the very best equipment for you. Have peace of mind with reliable surveillance alarm monitoring in addition to fire, CO, and flood detection. Then, design your smart house by adding in smart devices like locks, lights, and thermostats.

Want to watch everything with video security? No problem. Vivint offers HD video with our inside and outdoor cameras, including our state-of-the-art doorbell cameras. See live streams using the Vivint App when you’re on vacation, and even record and store video clips. Vivint can design the best security system that fits your needs!

The system can be triggered in several ways -- door or window detectors, motion sensors, smoke or carbon monoxide sensors, etc.-- which push a flash to the equipment’s control panel. This notifies the Vivint monitoring team. A Vivint professional will contact you immediately to find out if you need help, and notify the appropriate individuals while you concentrate on finding safety. Vivint monitoring individuals are available around the clock to give live support when you want them most.

Vivint provides security systems in Chicago that are fully wireless and function through a cellular system, rather than a “landline.” Alarm panels can interface with monitoring stations by cellular-based technology. This means no irritating wires running throughout your home, and unwanted individuals cannot knock out your surveillance system by slicing your lines.

Vivint surveillance systems have a 24-hour failsafe battery so that your home is still secure, even if your electricity goes out. The surveillance services as well as the loud siren will still be functioning to provide constant protection of your Chicago house.
Yes, most Vivint smart security systems allow for remote access functionality from your phone along with arming, disarming, and sending notices. You can also use automation functions like your home’s lighting, garage doors, and your thermostat when you are at work. View your home while you are gone with Vivint’s clear HD video capabilities on your security cameras. You can even use the 2-way talk feature on your cameras to talk with family members from anywhere in the world.

Yes! All Vivint products come with a yard sign and decals for your house to show that your location is protected by a quality home security system with professional monitoring. 90% of burglars admit that they avoid homes with a security system. By securing your house with a Vivint security system and advertising the Vivint signs and stickers, you are already reducing your risk!

Yes. Vivint has 24 hours/7 days a week monitoring in Chicago, 365 days a year. With Vivint home monitoring, you get peaceful feeling from knowing you have a live person helping to secure the people and assets you love most at home.

You best! Vivint’s wireless equipment make it simple for apartment dwellers in Chicago. Set up security sensors, video surveillance, and different home automation devices like smart lights. A Vivint installer will quickly put up devices so you can take them with you when you move. Just check in with your landlord to find out what devices are allowable with your lease.

Of course! Your Vivint Smart Home capacity are chosen by your home’s needs. Most of your home security and home automation services can be controlled with the Vivint App. Set schedules for your equipment or have them play off of specific events. Design your tailored home security package with the advanced features you need most for your Chicago home!

Yes! It’s easy to set up your Vivint devices to a smart speaker. This lets you control everything by voice, from your security system, lights, and thermostats, to your garage door and locks. As soon as your voice integration is hooked up, you can ask Alexa or Google to “arm” or “disarm” your security system and much more!