By Jason Knott · May 16, 2017 • CE Pro's 2017 list of the highest revenue custom installation companies saw a whopping 24 percent increase in revenues over the last year, led by smart-home giants Vivint, Best Buy and ADT.
By Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 24, 2017 • CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson visited several Best Buy stores in San Antonio, Texas, where Vivint Smart Home is testing a new business model for selling and installing security and home automation systems. (Julie Jacobson)
By Jason Knott · March 16, 2017 • 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.
By Rodney Bosch · February 17, 2017 • 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?
By Julie Jacobson · January 6, 2017 • At CES 2017, Vivint announced a partnership with Airbnb, showcased new AI features of its security and home-automation platform, and said little about smart-home trial with Best Buy. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By CE Pro Editors · January 4, 2017 • Vivint allows Airbnb hosts to manage their homes remotely with automatic keyless access, energy management and home security.
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • Instead of unsightly keypads on door locks and security panels, Vivint proposes a method for projecting a laser image of controls and feedback onto a wall, door or other surface. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · April 27, 2016 • 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.
By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016 • Vivint sets records for video doorbell, Nortek unveils first doorbell cam, August and Ring work with ADT Canopy, Honeywell teams with Skybell, DoorBird integrates with Control4 home automation ... and more smart-doorbell news for ISC West 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · January 27, 2016 • Argus Insights study that analyzed 50,000 reviews by consumers shows frustration 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. SimpliSafe, Canary and Nest are also rated.
By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2016 • Leading security and home automation research and investment firm Imperial Capital highlights IoT products, trends and companies at CES 2016.
By Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2015 • Utah Jazz stadium and entertainment venue will be ‘Vivint Smart Home Arena’ for the next 10 years, boosting visibility of professionally installed security and home automation.
By Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2015 • Having already sold its door-to-door home security and home automation business for $1.8 billion, Vivint is now selling its solar installation business to SunEdison for $2.2 billion. Is Vivint wireless broadband next?