Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, is recognizing Canadian Environment Week by helping consumers reduce their household energy consumption and limit their environmental footprint. Using Vivint’s simple, affordable home automation systems, Canadian homeowners can save money and go green through energy management technologies such as smart thermostats, and lighting and small appliance controls.

According to new data from Vivint, Canadian homeowners are more than three times more likely to adopt an energy-efficient home automation system compared to their U.S. counterparts.

Customer Rebecca Cotton from St. John’s, Newfoundland, uses her Vivint energy management features to save energy and lower her monthly utility bill. “I’m very environmentally conscious, and that’s why I love my Vivint system. It’s very cold in the winter here in Newfoundland, so it's really easy to program our thermostat to have the house heat up in the morning and then cool down during the day. The best thing about the thermostat is that the first year that we had the system, our heating bill went down over $130.”

These products can also be managed remotely from any Web-enabled device, allowing homeowners to manage their energy usage from anywhere.

Vivint customer Sheila K. from Lethbridge, Alberta, notes the ability to be in control of her home while she is away is a major convenience afforded by her home automation system.

“What I like best about my Vivint system is its remoteaccess capabilities,” Sheila said. “Using my smartphone, I can control my thermostat to either warm up my house to prevent my pipes from freezing or cool it off so I’m comfortable when I get home. I love this system—it makes my life so much easier.”

With a one-time activation fee, plus a monthly monitoring charge, Vivint’s home automation system provides simple, affordable home management. Customers can also add or subtract products to create a unique solution that meets the needs of their homes, families and lives. To learn more about Vivint’s energy management, home security and home automation products, visit www.vivint.com.

About Vivint

Vivint 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 700,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.vivint.com.