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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."
With employees' help, Vivint sends thousands of meals to Haiti
"What many might not realize beyond the orange logo, home security and summer sales jobs, is that the company is involved in a significant amount of service and monetary donations in both local and global communities."
Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh
"Joe Albaugh, who today joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and also at the Federal Aviation Administration."
This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home
"Think of it like Nest’s smart thermostat feature, except on steroids. It’s unlike anything out right now. "
Sure smart home tech is cool. But how much does it save you?
"Smart home technology is convenient, state-of-the-art and undeniably cool. But does it help where it really matters—in consumers' pocket?"