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Future-proofing the smart home startup
"While Vivint thinks the idea of future-proofing is insuperable, it finds inspiration in one of the oldest forms of customer research. Starting as a home security company, Vivint used door-to-door sales tactics to grow its customer base. It has continued to use that culture of interaction to sit down with homeowners to learn their needs. "
Why Companies Want Staffers With Happy Spouses
"Happy wife, happy life – even at the office? Todd Pedersen, chief executive of home-automation company Vivint Inc., says there’s a connection between the state of his employees’ relationships and their productivity levels."
Vivint Employees Take Day Off to Spread Holiday Cheer in Tampa
"Vivint, a provider of smart home technology, is giving more than 100 employees the day off to spread some holiday cheer throughout Hillsborough County in Florida"
The future-proof smart home: How Lowes, Vivint and iControl build business for tomorrow
"The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain steam in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. as wearable and mobile device usage grows every day. As a result of the benefits of smart home products, which include increased efficiency, cost savings, and even saving lives, the technology looks to explode over the next few years. "
Vivint looking to make advances, expand footprint with Lehi Innovation Center
"Closely nestled between other tech giants and growing companies in Lehi, Vivint’s engineering employees along with many of its other departments, are settling quite nicely into the new Innovation Center, which held its official ribbon cutting on Oct. 21."
Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived
"One entrepreneur in an ideal position to assess how Utah has (and hasn't) changed in recent years is Todd Pedersen, founder and CEO of Vivint, a provider of smart home-security technologies based in Provo. "
Photos: Vivint employees remodel home for family, children
"About 150 Vivint employees volunteered time and resources this week to completely renovate the Rosas family's home in West Jordan in just four days. The Rosas home wase completely outfitted with Vivint smart home technology, including automatic door locks, cameras and window/door sensors. The renovation also includes a unique sensory room, created specifically to meet the needs of the Rosas’ two children with intellectual disabilities."
Vivint hosts grand opening of new Innovation Center
"With more than 7,000 employees and 850,000 customers, Vivint, the security and home automation company, held the grand opening of its new innovation center on Tuesday."
Lehi-based Vivint debuts innovation facility
"A Utah County technology company has created its own "idea factory" that it hopes will help solve some of the toughest problems in the smart home technology industry."
Vivint Protects its Intellectual Property with Intelligent Ventures Partnership
"Vivint has entered into a long-term partnership with Intellectual Ventures (IV), based in Bellevue, Wash., IV announced Sept. 16."
Why an MIT Student Chose an Obscure Internship over Silicon Valley
"Vivint offered something unique: the opportunity to help shape the next multibillion-dollar industry and the opportunity to define the smart home."
5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program
"We’ve just completed the second summer of our Vivint Fellowship Program. Looking over what we’ve learned so far, I’d like to share five ways a company can build a world-class internship program for the fall, spring and next summer."
A Smart Home Company Buys Cloud Startup Space Monkey
"And this isn’t just some external hard drive. Your small Space Monkey hard drive links up to all of the other Space Monkey hard drives to become a 'distributed cloud.'"
10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship
"Home automation has usually been associated by heavyweights like Google, Apple or Xfinity, but Utah based Vivint Sky is looking to shake things up."
My Smart Home Trolled Me
"I've gained a new degree of respect for monitored systems like Vivint's Sky which, though comparatively expensive, do at least have the reassurance of a 24/7 call center to act on any alarms that might get triggered."