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Oakland's Frequently Asked Questions About Home Security Systems

We’ve compiled our most common home security FAQs in Oakland for you. See your answers to your Vivint Smart Home and home security questions.

One package does NOT fit everyone when it comes to your Oakland home security system! A Vivint rep will help weigh your household and your family’s surveillance needs to assess the very best package for you. Enjoy peace of mind with reliable home alarm monitoring including fire, CO, and flood detection. Then, personalize your smart home with smart devices like locks, lights, and thermostats.

Want to keep an eye on everything with video monitoring? No problem. Vivint offers HD video with our inside and outdoor cameras, including our popular doorbell cameras. Live stream with the Vivint App when you’re far from home, and even video tape and save video clips. A Vivint professional can configure the best home security system that fits your needs!

The alarm can be triggered in several ways -- door or window sensors, motion sensors, smoke or carbon monoxide sensors, etc.-- which emit a pulse to the system’s hub. This alerts the Vivint monitoring team. A live person will contact you immediately to find out if you need a hand, and call on the appropriate emergency personnel while you find safety. Vivint monitoring individuals are accessible around the clock to offer live support when you require them most.

Vivint provides monitoring systems in Oakland that are fully wireless and operate through a cellular system, rather than a “landline.” Alarm systems can bridge with monitoring stations by cell-based technology. This means no bothersome wires running throughout your home, and intruders cannot knock out your monitoring system by cutting your lines.

Vivint security systems have a 24-hour failsafe battery so that your home is still secure, even if your lights go out. The security services as well as the high-decibel siren will still be effective to provide consistent protection of your Oakland home.
Yes, most Vivint components allow for remote access functionality from your mobile device along with arming, disarming, and sending notifications. You can also control home automation functions like your house’s lights, garage doors, and your thermostat when you are gone. Check in on your house while you are gone with Vivint’s clear HD video capabilities on your cameras. Or use the 2-way talk feature on your doorbell camera to chat with visitors.

Yes! All Vivint systems come with a yard sign and decals for your house to show that your dwelling is protected by a quality security system with round-the-clock monitoring. 90% of burglars say that they skip houses with a security system. By securing your home with a Vivint security system and promoting the Vivint stickers and signs, you are already decreasing your risk!

Yes. Vivint has 24/7 protection in Oakland, 365 days a year. With Vivint home monitoring, you get the peace of mind from knowing you have a live person helping to defend the people and assets you treasure most at home.

Yes! Vivint’s wireless equipment make it easy for apartment renters in Oakland. Set up security sensors, a doorbell camera, and multiple home automation services like smart bulbs. A Vivint installer will quickly set up components so they can be taken with you when you leave. Just chat with your management company to find out what devices you can use with your unit.

Of course! Your Vivint Smart Home capacity are set by your home’s needs. Most of your security and automation smart items can be accessed with the Vivint App. Set schedules for your equipment or make them to respond to specific events. Craft your tailored home security package with the convenient features you need most for your Oakland home!

Yes! It’s easy to hook up your Vivint devices to an A.I. assistant. This allows you to work everything by voice, from your security equipment, lights, and thermostats, to your garage door and locks. Once your voice integration is hooked up, you can ask Alexa or Google to “arm” or “disarm” your security equipment and much more!