Vivint, one of the largest home automation companies in North America, has been named SDM Magazine’s Dealer of the Year for 2011.

SDMMagazine launched the Dealer of the Year awards program 32 years ago, allowing companies to shine in all the areas of excellence. The award is given to one company that “demonstrates unmistakable success, innovation, the use of industry best practices, and notable growth and accomplishments,” said Heather Klotz-Young, senior editor ofSDM Magazine.

A panel of judges ranks candidates based on five criteria: Stability of the company and its appeal as a prospective employer; Pattern of long-term growth; Market strengths and viability of business plan; Company accomplishments; Industry and community participation.

“The applications, and the final winner, truly are a snapshot of everything greatabout our industry,” continued Klotz-Young. “Vivint’s continued success and growth as a company is a testament to its ability to constantly evolve every part of its business and maintain its momentum as an innovator and leader in the industry. We congratulate Vivint on its outstanding year in 2011 and can't wait to see what the company does next.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from an industry leader like SDM,” said Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen. “This recognition is a nod to the incredible efforts of our employees in making Vivint both a leader in our market space, as well as a leader in our community. We are looking forward to extending the benefits of simple, affordable home technology servicesto even more customers in the year ahead.”

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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 automation, solar, and smart grid solutions. In 2011, Vivint's Full 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 12 years of experience and supports over 570,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at