According to Vivint™, one of the largest home automation companies in North America, customers in Southern states are adopting smart home technologies at a higher rate than new customers in most other areas of the United States.

Southern states occupy three of the five top spots when it comes to the percentage of new customers adding smart home features like remote door locks, video surveillance, energy management, and lighting and small appliance control to basic security packages. The top five list also includes two Midwestern states:

1.     North Dakota – 74.53%

2.     Arkansas – 71.60%

3.     Tennessee – 68.22%

4.     Georgia – 65.21%

5.     Nebraska – 64.93%

Smart home features are more affordable and easier to use than ever—with full packages running about the same price as a cell phone plan. New technologies, professional installation services, and innovative financing plans have made the safety, convenience, and energy management benefits of home automation accessible for a wide variety of consumers.

“Customers love the ease and functionality of being able to control their security, lighting, and small appliances through a smartphone or computer,” says chief operations officer Alex Dunn. “In states where the temperatures can fluctuate quickly, the ability to remotely adjust your thermostat is especially appealing.”

Last month, Vivint celebrated a major milestone with the completion of its 1 millionth customer installation, Decatur, Alabama resident James Owen. Alabama ranked 8th, with 58 percent of customers in the state adopting smart home technologies.

Owen is already enjoying the benefits of his Vivint home automation system. “My grandchildren are always teasing me about being old fashioned when it comes to technology,” he said. “Vivint’s installation and service techs took time to show me how to use my new system. Thanks to their great customer service and Vivint’s easy-to-use technology, I can now use my smartphone to manage my door locks, lights, and even thermostat. My grandchildren were pretty surprised—and proud.”

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 more than 560,000 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 www.vivint.com.