November 16, 2016
"Utah’s growth prospects are strong in part because of a burgeoning tech sector. ...In April, PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, along with Mitt Romney’s co-led venture fund Solamere Capital, announced plans to invest $100 million in Provo-based Vivint Smart Home."
October 22, 2016
"Wi-Fi-enabled video cameras in the home might be old news, but the Vivint Ping camera is the first two-way talk camera with one-touch call-out. For example, children can press a button on the camera to let mom know they’re home from school. Or dad could ping the camera from his smartphone to make sure the kids fed the dog."
October 12, 2016
"If you're looking to jump on the smart home bandwagon while also protecting your home from fire and theft, then Vivint is an attractive package – especially considering that someone will come to your home and set it all up for you."
August 30, 2016
"“If you need extra assurance that all is well at home, complement the smart door lock with doorbell cam. Vivint offers one that can be added to the door let you see who’s knocking—even before your kids do.”"
August 2, 2016
"Vivint has a team to help customers customize and professionally install their packages, which takes away the feeling of being overwhelmed. The pros also educate customers on their home’s new functionalities so they can make the most of it after the installation crew leaves. Doing so eliminates the potential frustrations arising from the lack of know-how and makes for a fantastic customer experience."
July 13, 2016
"An investor would be crazy to ignore Utah today, where the Silicon Slopes — a stretch of cities along the Rocky Mountains, from Ogden in the north to Provo in the south and Salt Lake City in between — has emerged this decade as a hotbed of tech entrepreneurship, plucky start-ups and impressive software companies worth at least $1 billion on paper."
July 6, 2016
"The smart home doesn’t really exist yet,” says Vivint's Matt Eyring. “The connected home exists. The remote-control home exists. But we’ll see in the next six to eight months the first true smart home. It’ll be coming along in the next wave."
May 19, 2016
"There is palpable consumer interest in voice control in the home. The home of science fiction lore has captured people’s imaginations for decades. There is an undeniable appeal in talking to your home and having it obey you, but consumers have had to wait for the technology to catch up to this idealistic vision of the future."
April 27, 2016
"Vivint’s smart home systems are about to get a bit smarter. The home automation and security company just nabbed $100m co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and strategic investment firm Solamere Capital. This influx in capital will be used for Vivint’s growth and research and development of products."
April 27, 2016
"Vivint focuses on making sure customers have a good experience, hiding how the sausage is made. Pedersen likens it to how the Apple II was the first PC that took what had been something that was very much for hobbyists and made it accessible to normal people."
April 15, 2016
"Vivint has given me the future home that I always imagined when watching Star Trek: The Next Generation: one that responds to my voice and has a brain. There may be other monitoring choices out there; but there’s only one that can convert your home into a smart home overnight.
April 8, 2016
"We’ve gone through lots of different challenges with seizures and running away," said Amy Baker, whose 12- and 10-year-old sons both have autism. But Baker said things started to change a few years ago when the family had a Vivint Smart Home system installed. “I can go to my neighbor’s house for half an hour or so and video them from my cellphone, so I can make sure they’re not burning the house down."
April 6, 2016
"Vivint launched the Vivint Doorbell Camera in 2015 and sold more than 100,000 units in the first five months. The device, along with its companion cloud service, is the company’s best-selling product."
April 3, 2016
"In addition to the apps and website, Vivint customers also get a control panel that can be mounted on a wall or placed on a table that also serves as the wireless hub of their platform. If someone rings my doorbell, I get a notification on my phone along with a live video feed of my front porch and the ability to talk with that person through the app."
March 30, 2016
"Vivint provides arguably the best voice control of any smart home system."