As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day and honor its service members, Vivint is proud to help protect the families of deployed military members who are currently protecting the country.

Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, offers affordable home automation solutions that provide users fully customizable options that can be tailored to best fit individual needs. Everything from motion detectors to video surveillance to automatic door locks are connected through Vivint’s home automation system, and that level of comprehensive security brings peace of mind to service members while they are away from home.

“It’s scary for the ones who deploy to know that when they are away, their family is home without them,” said Sharla Hodges, a Vivint customer from Hahira, Georgia, whose husband Brandon is a jet engine mechanic in the military. “I know it reassured Brandon that he could check on us whenever he wanted, and that we had such a great system to protect us while he was gone.”

Features of Vivint’s system can be accessed remotely, letting deployed service members control and monitor their system from anywhere at any time. Using the Vivint app on a compatible mobile device or from a computer, members of the military can check door locks, receive customized alerts and even view a real-time video feed from the security cameras no matter where they are stationed.

“When I was deployed, it was great to be able to check in on the house and on my family to make sure they were all doing okay while I was away,” added Brandon. “With the camera feature, it was especially nice that I could hop on and see the kids playing around the house. The fact that I was so far away but could still stay connected to my family and see firsthand that they were always safe was a great comfort to me personally, and I think it comforted my wife too.”

“Sometimes just hearing my voice is enough to keep my husband going,” said Jodi Hunter a Vivint customer from Belleville, IL, whose husband is in the military. “We loved being able to use our cameras when he was deployed and on special assignment. It makes him feel like he’s still part of the day-to-day activities at our home. Even though we never know how we’re going to spend the next anniversary or holiday, Vivint is easing this burden on us in a big way. We feel that this system is bringing us closer together.”

For more information on Vivint’s packages and services, 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.