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Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

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.

CellBounce Solves Massive 3G/CDMA Sunset Problem for Alarm Industry

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.

2019 CE Pro 100: Top Home-Tech Installation Firms Up RMR, Predict 13% Growth

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.

New Vivint Pro Program is ‘Dream’ RMR Opportunity for Home-Tech Channel

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.

Vivint Adds Connected Cars to Security and Smart-Home Ecosystem

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.

Best Buy and Vivint Part Ways, Will No Longer Sell Co-Branded Smart Home Products

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.

Vivint Adds Google Wifi, Google Home to Smart-Home Installs

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.

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

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.

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

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.

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

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.

30 Most Popular Home Tech Stories of 2017: IoT, Alexa, Z-Wave Win the Year

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.

Best Buy Lays Out Massive Smart Home Service Expansion Plan

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.

Vivint Could Soon Be for Sale or IPO from Blackstone Group

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.

Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

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.

Vivint Reports Q1 Net Loss, Continues Best Buy Rollout

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.

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