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Patent: Vivint ‘Door Knock’ Tech Might Help Identify Guests by Unique Sound Signatures

Security and home-automation giant Vivint Inc. files patent application for identifying guests through their “sound signatures” and running data through AI engine for predictive analytics.

Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2017

Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

Vivint Smart Home’s ‘Life Happens at the Front Door’ campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed ‘bear’ utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

Jason Knott · March 16, 2017

Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

Leading security and home automation provider Vivint is trying to get homeowners to pay up-front for their systems, rather than giving away the hardware and installation. A trend for the industry?

Rodney Bosch · February 17, 2017

Vivint Smart Home Partners with Airbnb to Simplify Hosting

Vivint allows Airbnb hosts to manage their homes remotely with automatic keyless access, energy management and home security.

CE Pro Editors · January 04, 2017

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days?

Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint’s home automation growth.

Jason Knott · April 27, 2016

Study Reveals Consumers Hate Home Automation Apps

Argus Insights study shows that consumers are frustrated with the user experience of many entry-level home automation apps. ADT, Philips, Comcast and AT&T systems in particular are dissed, while Vivint and Honeywell gain better marks.

Jason Knott · January 27, 2016

Leading Security, Home Automation Analysts Cover ADT, Bosch, Control4, More at CES 2016

Leading security and home automation research and investment firm Imperial Capital highlights IoT products, trends and companies at CES 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2016

Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.

Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2013

Vivint, 2Gig Acquired by Blackstone Capital for $2B

Blackstone Capital has entered into an agreement to purchase CE Pro 100 company Vivint, along with 2Gig Technologies and Vivint Solar, for more than $2 billion.

Jason Knott · September 19, 2012