The first thing I should mention about the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro is that in my case, it is part of a whole-home Vivint package. That includes door and window sensors, fire alarms, door locks, outdoor cameras, indoor cameras, and water sensors. Central to all of that is a security panel I have installed in the living room that I can use to view the doorbell camera when someone rings the doorbell.
A Vivint security system isn’t cheap, but neither is installing your own system piecemeal from various manufacturers. When you take into account all the pieces you would have to buy to cover all your doors and windows and cameras, smoke detectors, and more, the price of a Vivint system seems much more attainable, and it comes professionally installed which is very nice. The installers I’ve had have all been courteous and professional.
While you can buy and install the doorbell on your own, without a Vivint system, in this reviewer’s opinion, you’re missing the point just a little bit. For this review, I’ll be looking at the doorbell as part of the wider ecosystem, but I’ll also point out where things differ when it’s installed on its own.