By Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2019 • Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here's why CEDIA-oriented reps are going gaga over Vivint.
By Julie Jacobson · June 12, 2019 • Top security and home-automation execs back CellBounce, reportedly the only DIY solution for upgrading 3G/CDMA alarm panels without a truck roll.
By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The 20th annual CE Pro 100 list of the highest-revenue custom installation companies reports $2.02 billion in custom revenues, plus 13% growth predicted for 2019.
By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2019 • New Vivint Smart Home Authorized Pro program enables home-tech pros to earn RMR and product margins on alarm and home-automation systems and services, leaving all the heavy lifting to Vivint.
By CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2019 • Powered by Mojio, Vivint Smart Home's new Car Guard lets homeowners monitor the security, location and diagnostics of a car in the same app used for home security and home automation.
By CE Pro Editors · August 29, 2018 • Best Buy and Vivint have decided to stop selling the 'Best Buy Smart Home by Vivint' line of products, according to a recent quarterly earnings report.
By CE Pro Editors · June 20, 2018 • Security and home-automation giant Vivint doubles down on Google, adding Google Wifi mesh networking, Google Home with voice control, and Nest Thermostat E to smart-home installs.
By Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018 • Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.
By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Just like the elimination of the (hypothetical) human toilet-seat warmer, Vivint smart-home systems can replace the homeowner's "series of crappy jobs you do for free" with a wide range of IoT security and home-automation devices.
By Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some advice on last-minute CES 2018 things to see and hear in IoT, audio, video, indoor air quality and home automation.
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2017 • Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.
By Jason Knott · October 2, 2017 • Aiming to hit $43B in revenue by 2021, Best Buy will expand Smart Home Powered by Vivint home automation and security to 450 stores, add 1,500 dedicated smart home employees.
By CE Pro Editors · September 13, 2017 • Asset management firm Blackstone Group eyes $3 million jackpot with the possible sale or IPO of CE Pro 100 integration firm Vivint.
By Chelsea Cafiero · June 20, 2017 • Through Vivint Smart Properties, rental property developers can take advantage of Vivint's professionally-installed smart home products including smart locks, lights, doorbell cameras, indoor cameras and thermostats.
By Rodney Bosch · May 18, 2017 • No. 1 CE Pro 100 integrator Vivint reports that despite a net loss, total revenues increased in Q1 thanks in part to an increase in recurring revenue. Vivint also cements its relationship with Best Buy.