Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, today announced the kick-off of the company’s 2012 Vivint Gives Back “Year of Service” initiative, which will begin with a series of summer service projects based in the communities the company serves.

During summer months, Vivint Gives Back will focus on providing hands-on service in local communities. Vivint has set a goal of completing 80 separate projects with more than 6,000 hours of time donated by employees. The company is teaming up with local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House and Tapestries of Life to collaborate on several community projects. Additionally, Vivint customers, local residents, and online community members will have the opportunity to submit service projects for consideration at, and are welcome to serve alongside the Vivint employees.

In addition to the local service opportunities, Vivint has also designated two days in June where employees are encouraged to donate a portion of their paychecks toward employee-selected charities.

This is the fourth year of operation for Vivint Gives Back. Last year, the company’s online Facebook campaign “ The Vivint Gives Back Project” gave away more than 1.25 million dollars to various causes and charitable organizations throughout North America. In 2012, Vivint’s goal is to match or exceed the past years' donation and fundraising efforts.

“Giving back is a huge part of our company culture at every level,” said Josh Houser, president of Vivint Gives Back. “This year we wanted to focus on giving more than just money, providing opportunities for our employees to roll up their sleeves and serve in multiple communities across North America.”

About Vivint Gives Back

Vivint Gives Back was created to alleviate hardship and restore hope for families in need. The program focuses the efforts of the company's employees and owners, who contribute time, money, and volunteer hours to perform service in their communities. From December 2010 through December 2011, Vivint donated more than $2.3 million and 10,999 hours of service to over 100 non-profit organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Vivint has also received numerous awards for its charity work, including the "Best Community Outreach Program" from Security Sales & Integration magazine; the 2012 Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year from the Utah Commission of Volunteers; and the 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Award from Mission500. For more information, visit

About Vivint

Vivint a leading provider of home technology services in North America. Vivint’s technology-based platform integrates a wide range of wireless features and components that deliver simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solarsolutions. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has more than 13 years of experience and supports over 575,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at