Remember that long-ago era before we had automatic toilet-seat warmers … when human sit-ins would warm the throne before the master took his place? Neither do we, but Vivint Smart Home takes witty aim at such manual tasks of yesteryear.
In a cheeky new marketing video, the security and home-automation giant says its services can replace “your job as a homeowner, which is actually a series of crappy full-time jobs you do for free.”
The company runs through its litany of IoT offerings, including video doorbells, smart thermostats, electronic door locks, remote monitoring, life-safety systems, text notifications and the ability to turn yourself into a “demigod” through voice control.
“And you can have all that for less than the cost of a smart phone,” the father of the house explains, tucking his device into a front pocket. “At least a smart home won't make you sterile.”
The father then pauses, chuckles and yanks the phone out of his pocket, at which point Vivint misses a prime product-placement opportunity for Spartan High-Tech Boxers, which “protect your nuts from cellphone waves.”