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?
By CE Pro Editors · May 28, 2015 • Wi-Fi enabled Vivint Doorbell Camera allows homeowners to detect visitors at their front door and interact with them from inside the home or remotely with a mobile device. The camera captures audio and video from each visit, and the videos can be posted or shared via email. Features include a 180-degree view, a camera with night vision, two-way communication, and the ability to remotely unlock doors.
By Jason Knott · May 27, 2015 • With revenues up 6% reaching $1.8B, the CE industry's highest revenue custom integration companies also report strong increases in median installation prices. Explore the top 100 companies, including Best Buy/Magnolia, Vivint and ADT, top traditional custom A/V integrators, top security integrators, top commercial integrators, and more in this comprehensive report.
By Julie Jacobson · May 14, 2015 • Door knockers are out in force this summer, aggressively pursuing your clients and prospects to the tune of more than 250,000 security and home automation sales for the season. Whatcha gonna do about it?