Vivint™, one of the largest home automation companies in North America, announced today that two of its systems—the Home Automation Package and the Advanced Security Package—have received a “Best Buy” rating from Consumers Digest. The ratings will appear in the July/August 2011 issue of the publication.

According to Consumers Digest’s review of Vivint’s Home Automation Package, “No other system that uses a wireless (cellular) transmission system that’s in this price range packs as many security and home automation components in one package as this package does.”

Best Buy ratings are awarded to fewer than three percent of the competing models in any given industry. A product that receives this achievement is recognized by the Consumers Digest editors as having exceptional value in today's highly competitive marketplace.

Consumers Digest Best Buy ratings are based on features including:

  • ease of use
  • durability
  • warranty
  • styling
  • lowest maintenance needs
  • easiest servicing

In the case of monitored systems like Vivint’s Home Automation and Advanced Security Package, Consumers Digest also judged home security systems on:

  • performance
  • features
  • customer service

“Receiving two Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest is a real honor,” said Todd Pedersen, Vivint’s CEO. “Every Vivint employee is focused on delivering excellent products and world-class customer service at the best possible value for our customers. It is extremely gratifying to be recognized by such a respected consumer advocate as one of the best in our industry.”

The Vivint Home Automation Package builds on basic home security features to give customers a higher level of safety and convenience, as well as the ability to control features remotely. The package includes the following features, all for just $199 activation and a $69 monthly monitoring fee:

  • 3 door and window sensors
  • 1 motion detector
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 Smart Thermostat
  • 1 lamp and small appliance control
  • 1 video camera
  • 1 automatic door lock
  • 1 yard sign

The Vivint Advanced Security package includes all critical safety features listed below for just $99 and a $49 monitoring fee.

  • 1 Go!Control panel
  • 3 door and window sensors
  • 1 motion detector
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 yard sign

About Vivint

Vivint, Inc. is one of the largest home automation companies in North America. Operating throughout the United States and Canada, the company services close to 500,000 customers. With award-winning customer service and smart technology, Vivint is dedicated to enhancing security, increasing energy efficiency, and creating simple, affordable home automation solutions for its customers. For more information, visit