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How Vivint is Tackling the Biggest Smart Home Problem

Jul 20, 2018|

The idea of the smart home has been around for years. Whether it's portrayed in futuristic cartoons—think The Jetsons' home—or discussions by tech influencers, a smart home is typically thought to contain technology that integrates together to make life easier for the homeowner.

As advanced as modern technology may be and the availability of a wide array of smart devices, however, many connected homes still fall short of the vision of the smart home potential.

The smart home vision

smart home is an ecosystem of smart devices that work together to automate and remotely control household systems.

It allows homeowners to control all aspects of their home--thermostats, lighting, surveillance cameras, appliances, for example--from virtually anywhere while cataloging and automating personal preferences. It's the ultimate form of convenience and control.

Google Home in bedroom
Google Home and Nest Thermostats are two examples of integratable smart home devices.

The problem with most smart homes today

Though the advent of a smart home is fairly recent, simple forms of home automation have been around for decades. But in reality, the industry as a whole still lacks integrated smart home solutions.

There are plenty of devices that can be controlled remotely, but as Rich Jaroslovsky points out in his recent article in Observer, “What we don’t have is an agreed-upon standard for tying them together. So we're left with hundreds of smart devices that may function well on their own but cannot seamlessly integrate with other gadgets."

In practical terms, this means a smart lock device won't always work with a voice-activated speaker like a Google Home or with a doorbell camera. And even if the devices can be connected, each must be managed from a separate app, creating a disjointed experience for homeowners.

Unless you're a tech-savvy DIYer willing to work at configuring and connecting the devices, assembling a smart home piece by piece can be overwhelming and technically challenging. It's a far cry from the promise of a wireless connected home.

How Does Everything work together with Vivint Systems?

That’s why Vivint stands out. Vivint breaks the mold by offering a complete smart home solution that integrates devices into a unified system that can be controlled from anywhere using a single app or one-touch control panel.

According to Rich, who recently installed one of Vivint's Smart Home systems, "The Vivint platform combines 24-hour-a-day remote monitoring with a way to incorporate some of the devices I've already installed. Plus I can add new equipment and control everything with a colorful and easy-to-use interface that makes it a snap to group and automate functions."

In a nutshell, Vivint pick up where other systems fall short in a number of different ways, including:

Smart device integration

The Vivint system seamlessly integrates with many smart devices, including:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Google Home
  • Amazon Echo
  • Philips Hue smart lighting
  • Kwikset smart locks
  • Indoor cameras
  • Outdoor cameras
  • Doorbell cameras

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Control wherever you are.

You can control each aspect of your smart home whether you're at home or away.

At home, the Vivint Smart Hub acts as the central dashboard for your entire smart home. From the panel, you can control every aspect of your smart home. For example:

  • turn on the lights
  • adjust the thermostat
  • lock the front door
  • arm your security system

The smart hub also features a one-touch panic button that contacts Vivint's 24/7 customer monitoring and support representatives who help guide you through a potential crisis and contact emergency services for you if needed.

While the smart home technology behind the hub is advanced, it's "easy for even non-techie family members to understand and use," says Rich.

Even better? When you're on the go, you're still connected to your home via the Vivint app. Use the app to check your camera feeds, lock or unlock your front door, arm your security system, adjust the thermostat, or speak to your family members through devices like the doorbell camera and indoor camera that feature two-way talk.

Vivint app
Lock your door, turn off the lights, and set the thermostat, all from the Vivint app on your mobile device.

Putting the pieces together

You don't have to be tech-savvy or a DIYer to ensure your smart home system works together. We remove the guesswork and frustration by professionally installing every Vivint system, ensuring all components work together.

Once your system is installed and all components are working together seamlessly, your technician will teach you how to use your smart home and demonstrate how everything works together.

But the support doesn't end there. Whether you have a question, need to troubleshoot, or have an emergency, remember that Vivint's 24/7 support and monitoring team is there whenever you need them.

The takeaway? Vivint's got your back. With an impressive offering of smart devices and seamless integration that enables everything to fluidly work together, the Vivint system is leading the charge in tackling and finding solutions to some of the smart home's biggest issues.

Ready to see how easy it is to get started with a smart home that’s customized for your needs? Give us a call today at 844.481.8630 for a free quote.

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Qualifying system purchase requires minimum $599.99 expenditure on equipment after all discounts have been applied, professional installation, and execution of Vivint monitoring services agreement. Click here for monthly service plan prices. DIY system purchases and reactivations of previously-installed systems not eligible for offer. Offer not available in all states or provinces. Equipment purchase may be financed separately subject to an agreement with one of Vivint's third-party financing partners. Monthly $1.48 cellular network maintenance fee applies. Taxes and local permit fees may apply.

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Financing eligibility and terms subject to credit approval by one of Vivint's third-party financing partners. Qualified customers may finance equipment purchase at 0% APR for up to 60 months. Month-to-month service agreement available when equipment is purchased upfront.

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System supports up to six cameras subject to sufficient WiFi speeds. Without a Vivint services plan, product and system functionality is limited (including loss of remote connectivity). Speak to a Vivint representative at the phone number in this offer for complete equipment, services, and package details, including pricing and financing details. Products and services in Louisiana provided by Vivint Louisiana Commercial Certificate #58280. See Vivint license numbers here.