Vivint CEO Pedersen to Appear on CBS Show “Undercover Boss”

By CE Pro Editors · February 10, 2015 • Todd Pedersen to pose as a video store owner and work with Vivint's 24/7 monitoring station, wireless Internet division, field services department and a Vivint Solar warehouse.

Vivint Solar Launches $330M IPO

By Jason Knott · October 1, 2014 • The NYSE IPO for Vivint Solar, a spinoff of CE Pro 100 residential home automation/security integrator Vivint Inc., has shares rising as much as 7% in early trading.

Vivint Employees Safe After Building Burns in Utah

By Julie Jacobson · March 18, 2014 • Rooftop fire at Vivint call center and warehouse near Salt Lake City forces evacuation of hundreds of employees at the security and home automation firm.

Security, Home Automation Companies Top 2 in U.S. Job Creation

By Julie Jacobson · November 7, 2013 • Commercial security firm Universal Protection and residential security/home automation company Vivint are top two U.S. job creators, according to Inc. magazine. Both offer remote monitoring and control.

Vivint Selling Super-High-Speed Wireless Broadband Door-to-Door

By Julie Jacobson · August 16, 2013 • After acquisition of Smartrove, Vivint is offering 50 Mbps upstream/downstream wireless broadband for $55/month in addition to security, home automation, solar power - all sold door-to-door; Utah zero-energy home showcases the goods.

Proof Positive Entry-Level Home Automation is Building Awareness

By Jason Knott · February 25, 2013 • My own home is proof mass-marketed home automation is raising awareness.

Notable Acquisitions and Start-ups of 2012

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2012 • HAI, LiteTouch, Thiel, 2Gig, Vivint, Jeff Zemanek and Utz Baldwin were some of the companies and names in the CE news in 2012.

We Need Disruptive Business Practices, Not Disruptive Technology

By Julie Jacobson · October 4, 2012 • Plenty of home technology products are affordable, easy to use and simple to install. To reach millions of households, we need disruptive business models.

Vivint Could Fetch $2 Billion in Possible Sale

By Jason Knott · September 6, 2012 • Utah-based Vivint, the giant door-to-door home security and home automation vendor, is for sale, Reuters reports

Vivint Solar Brings Energy Solutions to Northern California

By Arlen Schweiger · July 31, 2012 • Vivint Solar is expanding its offerings to the progressive Bay Area, adding to solar services already in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Hawaii.

Vivint Solar Brings Energy Management Services to Hawaii

By Rachel Cericola · June 1, 2012 • Vivint Solar is bringing its services to Hawaii, promising no upfront costs for designing, installing and maintaining a solar system.

Best Buy, ADT, Vivint Take Different Paths to Success

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2012 • Best Buy’s Geek Squad/Magnolia/AudioVisions couldn’t be more opposite in their approach to ADT and Vivint, but each method succeed.

CE Pro 100 Tops $1.4B in Sales

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2012 • New mass-market business models converge with traditional integration and custom retail to create a dynamic CE Pro 100.

Vivint Secondary Panel Enhances Go!Control Home Automation System

By Rachel Cericola · March 29, 2012 • Vivint's Secondary Panel increases accessibility to Vivint's Go!Control home automation system.

Vivint Expands Bank Financing to $762M

By Jason Knott · March 1, 2012 • CE Pro 100 company Vivint receives $762 million in new bank financing from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Barclays Capital and others.

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