As Father’s Day approaches, many consumers are looking to home automation as the next great gift for dads. Not only does home automation give dads fingertip control of their home, but also offers them the added safety that accompanies a state-of-the-art security system for their families.

That is what Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, offers through its home automation products. Wherever a father happens to be, he can use his smartphone, laptop, or tablet to remotely control home security settings; turn the lights, air conditioning or furnace off or on; lock or unlock doors; be alerted when the kids come home from school; or view real-time video of what’s happening while he is at work or on the road.

For Tyler Hartl of Gillette, Wyoming, Vivint’s home automation services have brought both high-tech convenience and peace of mind – particularly when it comes to his young daughter, who has a tendency to explore outdoors without notice.

“Our new Vivint home automation system took care of that problem,” Hartl recounts. “Not 30 minutes after installation was complete, while we were in the back room, she opened the door and a notice from our system sounded ‘Garage Door Open.’ Our daughter stopped in her tracks as we headed down the hallway to find a very shocked, yet safe, four-year-old.”

Glenn Moon of Evington, Virginia, opted for Vivint’s full home automation product suite. He and his wife, Amy, especially like the option of setting multiple, personalized home security access codes – an essential feature for them as they have two sons, ages 14 and 9, and three dogs to protect.

“We have a family access code and a separate access code for our dog walker,” Glenn Moon said. “Whenever either code is entered, I receive a notification on my phone that lets me know who has entered our house, the time, and I even receive a video clip that I can view from my smartphone. The locks are also connected to the rest of our home automation system, so when I arm the alarm, all the doors automatically lock.”

For Erik Shutt, of Crestview, Florida, Vivint’s knowledgeable, quick and efficient customer support is a big selling point for the company’s industry-leading home automation technologies.

“I had one question about the heat after the system was installed. They sent a tech over the next day. He was quick and professional, and he even double checked the system to make sure everything was working properly,” Shutt says.

About Vivint

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.