Now Vivint

APX Alarm has re-branded as Vivint. Their primary focus is still home security and monitoring, but have increased their focus on home automation and energy management.

Historical APX Alarms information

With the mission to protect families, the APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc. is a security systems company that serves clients across the United States and Canada. It sends teams of experts to residential establishments to install alarm systems to make communities safe.

The APX Alarm was founded in 1999 by Todd Pedersen and Keith Nellesen, who both have great experience in the home security industry. Operating for a decade now, the company claims notable growth that can be attributed to its groundbreaking products and firm dedication to clients.

Quantifying this “notable growth,” APX Alarm claims to be one of the five of the biggest home security firms in the United states with over half a million accounts sold from the time it was put up.

APX Base System Costs

  • $99 Installation Cost
  • $44.95 Per Month. 36 Month Term
  • *Some consumers have commented that the $99 install cost is negotiable

This $99 Install includes:

  • 2 door sensors (Recessed)
  • 1 motion sensor, 1 keypad, and 1 key remote

APX Service Areas

Home security services and products of APX Alarm are available in 55 states/provinces in Canada and United States.

Products offered by APX

  1. Alarm panels (APX-EN and VISTA 15P)

    Features (APX-EN)
    • Clock display
    • Message center
    • Automatic stay arming
    • Remote phone control
    • Two-way voice
    • Three panic key functions
    • Event log
    Features (VISTA 15P)
    • Chime
    • Schedules auto arming
    • Two-way voice capable
    • Three panic key functions
    • Event log
  2. Smoke and Heat Detector

    • Detects pre-freezing conditions below 41 degrees
    • Wireless transmitter communicates sensor status to the pane
    • Powered by one 3V lithium battery that lasts seven years
  3. Glass Break Detector

    • Covers a 25-inch range
    • Wireless transmitter communicates sensor status to the panel
    • Powered by two 3V lithium batteries that last 10 years
  4. Wireless Wall Transmitter

    • Two-button combination functions minimize false alarms.
    • Covers a 200-feet range
    • Powered by a one 3V lithium battery that lasts four years
  5. Motion Detector

    • Pet immune up to 80 pounds
    • Adjustable sensitivity levels
    • Powered by three 3V lithium batteries that lasts 10 years
  6. Wireless Key Remote

    • Customizable programming options
    • Powered by two lithium batteries that last three to five years
  7. Door and Window Transmitter

    • Continuously communicates status with the control panel
    • Powered by one 3V lithium battery that lasts three to five years
  8. Recessed Door Transmitter

    • Transmitter is mounted in the doorframe for concealed protection
    • Powered by one AAA lithium battery that lasts 10 years
  9. Personal Panic Pendant

    • Water resistant
    • 50-feet transmitting range
    • Powered by two 3V lithium batteries that last three to five years

APX Costs

Monthly prices and monitoring costs are not stated in the company website. However, alternative websites of APX Alarm distributors market APX security systems at a retail value of $1,200. Each of them offers promos such as free installation or free add-on products.