Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, is encouraging homeowners to make sure proper precautions are taken to help keep homes protected during the upcoming summer months.

Burglaries typically reach their highest rates during the summer months, and according to the FBI, residential burglaries accounted for nearly 75 percent of all burglaries that occurred in 2010.  Outfitting a home with a security system like Vivint’s Home Automation offering is one of the most effective ways to ensure a residence is as safe as possible.

"While on vacation, I got an alarm notification from my Vivint system, so I looked at my camera and saw the garage door was cracked open and I immediately called the local police,” said Tony Casper, a Vivint customer in Grove City, Ohio. “When they arrived, I used the automated door lock system to let them in to check the house, and when they left I locked the door. It turned out there was a really heavy storm that had pushed my garage open enough to trip my sensor, but I was able to take care of the situation and make sure my house was safe all while I was 800 miles away on a beach.”

Vivint’s Home Automation package provides a comprehensive way to connect the technologies that run the home, along with remote access through a computer or mobile device. Features include:

·      Automatic Door Locks

·      Lighting Control

·      Window Sensors

·      Video Surveillance

·      Energy Management Capabilities

·      Alarms

·      Motion Detectors

·      Glass Break Detector

“As people begin making plans to go on vacation, we want to make sure that in addition to thinking about where to go and what to pack, people are also thinking about how they are going to keep their homes safe while they are away,” said Jim Nye, Vivint’s vice president of product management. “Stopping newspaper and mail service, locking all doors and windows, and asking a neighbor to keep an eye on the house are all great precautions to take, but for even more peace of mind, nothing beats a home security system. With Vivint Home Automation, everything from locking doors to monitoring video surveillance can be done from a mobile device, letting our customers know exactly what is happening at their homes even when they are not there.”

For more information on Vivint’s home security and home automation packages, visit www.vivint.com.

About Vivint Inc.

Vivint Inc. is 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 solar solutions. 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 600,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.vivint.com.