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What is Vivint?

Jan 09, 2020|

Whether you live in a big city, a suburb, or out in the country, chances are good you've seen bright orange Vivint signs around your neighborhood. But have you ever wondered what they are, or what company they represent?

Read on to find out what Vivint is, what they offer, and how they can give you complete control over your home while making it a more comfortable and secure place to live.

What is Vivint?

Vivint creates smart homes for millions of homes and families throughout the United States and Canada. Vivint’s smart home technology includes integrated home security and home automation systems that work to make your home safer, more convenient, and more comfortable than you ever imagined possible.

Experts in smart home technology

Home automation systems have grown in popularity over the years, including the availability of DIY options on the market. But there are some things you don’t want to DIY—and that’s one of the reasons Vivint remains a leading smart home provider.

Getting a smart home from Vivint means you don't have to install anything yourself. All systems are professionally installed by Vivint Pros, which means you have the best smart home devices installed by the best technicians in the industry.

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When you purchase a Vivint system, every device will be installed by an experienced Smart Home Pro.

Experts in smart home security

While Vivint is a leading smart home company, it actually traces its roots to home security. As experts in home security systems, they provide consultations and recommendations of equipment and placement based on a home's layout and the needs of the homeowner. As a result, each security system is customized to be exactly what the customer needs and wants.

Home security systems from Vivint

Vivint smart home security systems feature everything you need to make your home safe and sound. This not only includes security equipment, but professional installation and 24/7 monitoring as well. Professional installation ensures your system's devices are installed perfectly so they blend seamlessly into your home, and you don't have to worry about drilling or cutting drywall to hide cords yourself.

Vivint's 24/7 alarm monitoring means your home is being watched over whether you're there or not. So if a smoke alarm goes off or a burglar alarm is tripped, the monitoring center will contact the appropriate emergency personnel for you. In the middle of an emergency, having this extra layer of assistance is truly priceless.

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Smart security devices

Home security systems require the best devices to be effective. Vivint provides a security ecosystem for your entire home that protects you from not only intruders, but environmental threats as well. Home security systems from Vivint include smart security devices such as:

  • Burglary detection. With motion detectors and glass break sensors, burglars won't get far. An alarm will immediately sound if motion is detected, glass is broken, or a door is opened while your system is armed.
  • Indoor security cameras. Whether you're using it as a security camera for your home, a baby monitor, or to just keep tabs on the family while you're away, the Vivint Indoor Camera provides a crystal clear picture. It also features one-touch callout, perfect for kids who don't have a cell phone but need to get in touch with you.
  • Outdoor security cameras. Keep an eye on the outside of your home with the smartest outdoor surveillance camera on the market. The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro features everything needed in a security camera, like wide-angle viewing, HD clarity, and night vision. But it also features Smart Sentry, which identifies lurkers on your property and lets them know they've been spotted with a loud tone and bright light on the camera. It's a proactive, truly smart approach to keeping your home safe.
  • Doorbell cameras. With the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro, you can see who's at your door whether they ring the bell or not. The doorbell camera also features two-way talk, which lets you tell your visitors to come back later if you're not home. Professional installation also means it blends in seamlessly to your home's exterior, giving the look of a sleek wireless security camera.
  • Smart smoke alarms. Vivint home security systems also come equipped with wireless smart smoke alarms that not only monitor for smoke and excess heat, but alert the alarm monitoring station as well.
  • Carbon monoxide detection. Vivint also provides protection against deadly carbon monoxide. The wireless CO detector provides fast, accurate detection so you can quickly get your family to safety.

With a Vivint system, security features are just the beginning. Keep reading to learn more about the wide array of smart home devices you can add to your system as well.

Smart home systems from Vivint

Vivint continually leads the way in smart home technology with devices that give you complete control, convenience, and comfort over your home.

But what exactly is a smart home? Quite simply, it's a home equipped with technology that allows homeowners to remotely control and automate systems within their home. This can be anything from temperature to lighting to door locks.

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Smart home devices

A smart home is only as smart as its devices, and Vivint automation systems are second to none.

Take a look at some of these devices and what they can do for your home:

  • Smart locks for complete front door control. Vivint smart locks let you abandon hide-a-keys—and house keys—for a smarter, safer alternative. Instead, you can lock and unlock your front door with a code, or do it remotely from your Vivint app. Assign different codes to each member of your family or to visitors, and then change them as often as needed. You can also set custom rules to lock your door automatically.
  • Smart lights for automated lighting control. Smart lighting not only makes it easier than ever to save electricity, but it's also pretty convenient. No more going from room to room every night to turn off the lights before bed; you can simply do it all from bed (or anywhere!) via your smart home app. Vivint also lets you create room groups, such as downstairs lights or bedrooms, so you can turn specific lights on or off at the same time for better security.
  • Smart thermostats for comfort and savings. When programmable thermostats were introduced to the market, they were all the rage. Smart thermostats go a step further and actually learn your preferences, and then customize your home’s temperature accordingly. This makes your home as cozy or cool as you like it without having to do a thing. Even better? It also helps you save on energy and heating and cooling costs.
  • Smart speakers for voice control. With a Vivint system, your Amazon Echo or Google Home can also give you voice control over your home. So you can ask Alexa to turn up the thermostat or turn off the lights, all with your voice.

Vivint's professional installation also ensures that each of your devices work together seamlessly.

Control over your home wherever you are

Your Vivint system also gives you the ability to control your home and smart home technology no matter where you are, thanks to the Vivint Smart Hub and Vivint app.

At home, the Smart Hub acts as the heart of your smart home. It's a central hub that allows you to control your home and access information all from one central location. From your Smart Hub, you can:

  • Arm and disarm your smart security devices
  • View your wireless security cameras or doorbell camera feeds
  • Use the two-way talk feature to talk to visitors at your front door or communicate with the alarm monitoring station
  • Call for help with the panic button.

What about when you're away? The Vivint app allows you to remotely access your smart home and its features whether you're in another room or another state.

Some of the things you can do with the smart home app include:

  • Receive alerts and notifications for specific events, like an alarm triggered, door unlocked, or activity on your front door
  • View live camera feeds and recorded clips
  • Arm and disarm your smart security devices
  • Adjust your home's temperature
  • Lock and unlock your front doors
  • Talk to people at the front door or through your other wireless security cameras
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Control your home from anywhere with the Vivint app.

What is Vivint? The way to a smarter, safer home

When you combine Vivint's security and smart home technology, you have a home that is truly smarter, safer, and more convenient.

Interested in a system for your home? Contact our Smart Home Pros today at 800.646.1469 for a free quote.

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*Offer Details

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.

Third-Party Financing Options Available

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.

Vivint Systems & Services

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.