Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, today announced it has been named as one of the “Cool Vendors in Consumer Energy Management, 2012” by Gartner Inc.

The Cool Vendors listfeatures interesting, new and innovative products and startups offering energy savings.

“At a time of soaring energy costs, the environmental and economic benefits of strong energy management products are clear to all,” said Todd Pederson, CEO of Vivint. “Our customers are realizing substantial energy savings through Vivint’s smart home features.”

With the Vivint energy management package, customers can remotely control lighting features, household appliances and thermostats using a smartphone, iPad or computer. Many Vivint customers are realizing an average energy savings of nearly $40 per month.

Gartner’s report also highlights Vivint Solar’s partnership with Clean Power Finance that provides funding for solar PPAs in a growing number of markets in the U.S. The Clean Power Finance partnership will allow Vivint Solar to expand its existing financing and maintenance options for homeowners, which include the ability to purchase the power generated by the solar panels for a lower rate than consumers typically pay their utility, and lock in lower monthly electricity rates for 20 years.

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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 575,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.vivint.com.

Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar, a subsidiary of Vivint, Inc., is a leading provider of simple, affordable solar solutions. Vivint Solar is an early adopter of the power purchase agreement (PPA) model, which allows it to deliver simple, affordable solar solutions to customers throughout North America. Backed by the award-winning customer support and proven infrastructure of its parent company, Vivint, Inc., Vivint Solar is dedicated to saving customers money and protecting the environment. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com.