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Home Security Firm to Install 24,000 Water Meters

Vivint to install water meters in Sandy, Utah as part of its Smart Grid Solutions Division.

Jason Knott · April 1, 2011

Vivint is installing 24,000 Sensus Flexnet water meters as part of an advanced community-wide water system for Sandy City, Utah.

Vivint, a home automation company formerly known as APX Alarm, has been selected to install an advanced community-wide water meter system for Sandy City, Utah.

Technicians from Vivint’s Smart Grid Solutions Division will install 24,000 meters over the next several years. It’s another example of how security companies are re-branding themselves in the home control space to take advantage of opportunities such as the smart grid.

“We are delighted that Vivint has been entrusted with this important project,” says Alex Dunn, COO. “This is a real victory for our new Smart Grid Solutions Division, and we are committed to making the new metering system an even greater win for Sandy and its residents.”

Vivint is installing Sensus’ Flexnet meters, which will use an Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) communication network (check out video below) to relay the meter data directly to computers at Sandy City’s utility office. Sandy City will enjoy improved meter reading efficiencies and enhanced customer service while, reducing overhead costs.

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  About the Author

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jason.knott@emeraldexpo.com

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