Xfinity vs. Vector Security

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    What is the difference between Xfinity and Vector Security?

    Xfinity and Vector Security are both award-winning companies that provide home security system solutions. Both provide equipment packages for a variety of budgets.

    A couple of differences are that Xfinity offers self-monitoring as an option, and Vector security does not. However, Vector rolls its monitoring cost in with the monthly cost of equipment, so you just have one payment for both. You also have the option of paying for the equipment upfront.

    Installation and cost

    xfinity logovector security logo
    Installation typeProfessionalProfessional
    Installation fee$100Included
    Upfront costEquipment cost of $360 to $600+; financing available$99 to $199
    Trial period30-day money-back guaranteeOne-year warranty on equipment
    Contract termsTwo yearsVaries
    xfinity logoProfessional$100Equipment cost of $360 to $600+; financing available30-day money-back guaranteeTwo years
    vector security logoProfessionalIncluded$99 to $199One-year warranty on equipmentVaries

    Monitoring plans and pricing

    xfinity logovector security logo
    Monitoring price range$30+$46 to $64
    Monitoring optionsProfessional and self-monitoredProfessional
    Self-monitoringSelf protection feature available (live recorded video) for $10/month
    Upgraded self-monitoring
    24/7 professional monitoring$30+Starting at $46
    Upgraded professional monitoring$40+$64
    xfinity logo$30+Professional and self-monitoredSelf protection feature available (live recorded video) for $10/month$30+$40+
    vector security logo$46 to $64ProfessionalStarting at $46$64

    Security equipment

    xfinity logovector security logo
    Wired or wireless?WirelessWireless
    Camera optionsIndoor and outdoor camerasIndoor and outdoor cameras
    Video doorbell
    Control panel
    Motion sensor
    Entry sensor
    Glass break sensor
    Keychain remote
    SirenNot specifiedNot listed
    Panic buttonVia touch-screen control panelMedical panic button
    Yard sign
    xfinity logoWirelessIndoor and outdoor camerasNot specifiedVia touch-screen control panel
    vector security logoWirelessIndoor and outdoor camerasNot listedMedical panic button

    Smart-home features

    xfinity logovector security logo
    Smart locksCompatible with August, Kwikset and Yale
    Smart lightsCompatible with GE (Jasco), Leviton, LIFX, Lutron Castéta, Phillips Hue, Sengled
    Smart thermostatCompatible with Carrier Cor, ecobee, Zen
    Garage door controlCompatible with Chamberlain LiftMaster
    Temperature sensorNot listed
    Water sensor
    Smoke detector
    CO detector
    xfinity logoCompatible with August, Kwikset and YaleCompatible with GE (Jasco), Leviton, LIFX, Lutron Castéta, Phillips Hue, SengledCompatible with Carrier Cor, ecobee, ZenCompatible with Chamberlain LiftMaster
    vector security logoNot listed


    xfinity logovector security logo
    Mobile app
    Mobile app monitoring
    iOS rating4.44.7
    Android rating4.53.9
    Notification/alert optionsText, email, push and TVEmail, text and push
    Home automation capabilities
    Voice integration
    Amazon Alexa
    Google HomeNot specified
    Other integrationsNot specifiedSmart plugs
    xfinity logo4.44.5Text, email, push and TVNot specifiedNot specified
    vector security logo4.73.9Email, text and pushSmart plugs

    Reputation on ConsumerAffairs

    xfinity logovector security logo
    Overall star rating3.54.4
    Verified customer reviewsXfinity Home reviewsVector Security reviews
    xfinity logo3.5Xfinity Home reviews
    vector security logo4.4Vector Security reviews

    All information accurate as of publishing date.

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      Xfinity offers three home security equipment packages. There are two professional monitoring options available, and monitoring is done on a no-contract basis. You can also self-monitor your system through an app. Xfinity has partnerships with several smart device companies, which makes it easy to integrate the system with other smart-home devices.

      Xfinity plans

      • Base Home System: The Base Home System pricing starts at $15 per month for 24 months or a full upfront payment of $360. It includes a touch-screen controller, a pet-friendly motion sensor, a battery and cellular system backup and three door/window sensors.
      • Complete Home System: The Complete Home System costs $480 upfront or $20 a month for 24 months. The equipment package includes a touch-screen controller, wireless keypad, a battery/cellular system backup, five door/window sensors, one HD indoor/outdoor camera and a pet-friendly motion sensor.
      • Ultimate Home System: The Ultimate Home System offers the most equipment and costs $25 a month for 24 months or $600 upfront. This package includes the touch-screen controller, 10 door/window sensors, battery/cellular backup, one pet-friendly motion sensor and two HD indoor/outdoor cameras.

      What Xfinity customers say

      Positive reviews for Xfinity Home on ConsumerAffairs mention HD cameras, good quality products at a great value and good experience with technicians. Customers who described issues with the service mentioned issues with troubleshooting devices and dealing with an automated customer service line.

      The monitoring capabilities are superior. I love that I am able to use my smartphone to access my home's security features. It is convenient and easy to use. It was an amazing value! I shopped around and found that I definitely received the most bang for my buck with this system and I couldn't be happier with it."

      Jen of Bridgeport, CT

      Vector Security

      Vector is a nationally recognized home security company that also offers technology and equipment that makes home automation solutions possible. The company sells smart locks, smart thermostats, smart doorbells and fire and life safety equipment. Additionally, it has three home security equipment packages available to choose from, and you have the option to add on equipment.

      Vector plans

      • Essential Security: The Essential Security package pricing starts at $44.95 per month with $0 down. It includes a wireless control panel, three door/window sensors, a motion detector, SecurityCare plus (a protection plan), professional installation and monitoring.
      • Home Automation: The Home Automation package is $59.95 per month and $99 down. It includes a wireless control panel, a motion detector, three door/window sensors, mobile solutions, an indoor camera, SecurityCare Plus, professional installation and monitoring.
      • Connected Home: Connected Home is $69.95 per month with $149 down. It includes the most equipment: a wireless control panel, three door/window sensors, a motion detector, mobile solutions, SecurityCare Plus, a smart thermostat, door lock, an indoor camera, professional installation and professional monitoring.

      The listed prices for Vector Security are based on a Dallas ZIP code and could vary.

      What Vector customers say

      Reviews about Vector Security on ConsumerAffairs mention positive experiences with the Vector service and installation team, with customers stating team members had great attention to detail and were ready to walk customers through exactly how to use the system. Some customers expressed concern over delayed service, cancellation policies and system function issues.

      It was a great experience. I chose Vector because it was reasonable and easy to follow. The tech was very professional and cautious. He was very timely and moved quietly."

      Inez of New Bern, NC

      Bottom line: Xfinity or Vector Security?

      Xfinity and Vector both have similar equipment packages, but Xfinity provides an option to self-monitor while Vector offers only professional monitoring. While there are some slight differences, both offer a variety of solutions to meet home security needs.

      • Xfinity is best for existing Xfinity customers who want to integrate their home security system with their cable and internet.
      • Vector is best for customers who would like to have their monitoring fee rolled into the monthly payment for the equipment.
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