How to Cancel Your Account with Vivint Home Security

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Is your Vivint Home Security service not up to snuff? Maybe you want to cancel your account but are having trouble. 

If your Vivint Home Security services are not working out, there has been a death in the family, or you just want to cancel, you are well within your rights to do so. However, that doesn’t mean Vivint customer service will make it easy, or cheap. Whatever the reason you want to leave, we explain how to cancel your account with Vivint.

Not sure you want to cancel? Read about How to Reduce Your Vivint Bill.

Vivint Policy for Cancellation

Vivint has a somewhat tricky policy for cancellation

Extenuating Circumstances

The company stipulates that there are always extenuating circumstances and they offer a cancellation policy that is sensitive to this. There is a special team called the “Exceptions Review Team” who will review your situation if there are extenuating circumstances such as:

  • A death in the family
  • Moving to assisted living
  • bankruptcy

They will review your situation and decide if your circumstances qualify for the extenuating circumstances exception. They make it clear that this is a case-by-case situation and just because you call to cancel your account with Vivint because of extenuating circumstances does not mean they will not charge you.

Active Military Duty

Similarly they have military policies such that if you are active duty military you have a few different options to cancel your service. The event will let military personnel cancel their service agreement if they are deployed for six months or longer, if they are medically discharged, if they enter retirement after 20 years in the service, or if they receive PCS orders. However, they require you to send a copy of your official orders and since there is sensitive information on personal orders that the government says public companies are not allowed to access, it will be up to you to get a clean copy and black out any of the information that could be compromising.

If you are moving, you can call the Smart Home Specialists at 855-441-4573 to discuss your move and Vivint might let you move your policy with you for free, but they will charge you for upgrades, new equipment, or replacements. If you want to defer payments for up to 12 months because of a deployment or a temporary assignment, you have to speak with Military Support at 855-368-8568. They will go over your case and decide if you qualify.

Step by Step Guide To Cancel Your Vivint Account

If you want to cancel your agreement with Vivint, you have to contact Vivint customer service. Call customer service at 1-800-216-5232 x5020.

  • Once you get a hold of a representative, let them know that you want to cancel your account.
  • After verifying your identity as the account holder they will walk you through the steps you have to follow to close your account. This is a good time to ask about any fees associated with canceling your account based on the services you have.
  •  You should receive a confirmation message or email from Vivint as soon as this is done.

Common Disputes and Complaints when Cancelling Vivint

There have been many customer complaints lodged against Vivint, including when it comes to billing and accounting issues. Out of the multitude of complaints on the internet, with organizations like the Better Business Bureau and consumer reviews, customers have complained about the same key items:

  • Most customers were not made aware that there was any type of cancellation fee associated with their account when they signed up. Realistically it might be embedded in the fine print of their terms and conditions, but unless a representative pointed out, most customers open a new account or service without that knowledge.
  • Other issues had to do with being charged too much when cancellation did finally happen. Not every company is forthcoming about the specifics of their cancellation fee, instead claiming that it is based on the account and plan some one has. This makes it very difficult to anticipate what the amount will be. In other cases, people are told what the amount will be at the time they close their account with the customer service agent, but then they get charged something even higher.

Fees Associated with Cancellation

Nowhere on their website does Vivint explain what the early termination fee is for canceling your account. However, once you speak with a customer service agent you will find that the fee is  $300 if you cancel during the first year of your contract +  You will have to pay for your service in full.

For this reason they have the exceptions and extenuating circumstances which can get you out of having to pay these fees, but in most situations you will have to pay for the entire service to which you agreed and the $300 fee.

What to do If You Are Unable to Cancel or Get Hit With Unnecessary Fees

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