Vivint and Ring Alarm take different approaches to home security. Vivint is a premium system that commands high prices but stands out for its effortless (on your part) professional installation and innovative smart home devices. Ring shares the same essential functions, but you install the equipment yourself—making it much more affordable for equipment and monitoring.
While we lean toward Vivint's pro installation as the definitive way to experience a home security system, Ring's DIY system isn't far behind either. Learn about these top security companies in our head-to-head review.