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Vivint Smart Home announces Vehicle Detection for Outdoor Camera Pro

Feb. 29, 2024
This feature, integrated with Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro, ensures you're informed about every vehicle's presence.
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NRG Energy acquires Vivint Smart Home

Dec. 6, 2022
NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) and Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (VVNT) have entered into a definitive agreement under which NRG will acquire Vivint (VSLR) for $12 per share or $2.8 billion...
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Residential Technologies

Vivint announces partnership with New American Funding

Feb. 9, 2022
Customers of mortgage company to be eligible for 'unique' offers from home security firm to help protect and automate their homes
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Vivint customers with a myQ smart garage can control, secure and monitor their garage anytime, from anywhere, using a single Vivint Smart Home app.
Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home works with myQ for smart garage control

July 22, 2020
Company partners with Chamberlain Group to provide customers with seamless control and monitoring of their smart home and garage from a single app
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Smart Home

Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro

March 10, 2020
Designed to intelligently detect packages and proactively deter porch pirates
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Mosaic Acquisition Corp., announces merger with Vivint

Oct. 4, 2019
Following the merger, Mosaic will be renamed Vivint Smart Home Inc.
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Known as the “odd couple” of renovation, Luke Caldwell and Clint Robertson bring a close friendship, complementary styles and excitement for renovation to “Boise Boys.'
Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home partners with stars of 'Boise Boys' to launch smart home sweepstakes

July 11, 2019
Company celebrates summer with weekly smart home giveaway and $50K grand prize
Vivint has introduced zero down financing to help property owners and managers add smart home technology to their multifamily developments with no upfront cost.

Vivint Smart Home introduces zero down financing for property owners and managers

June 27, 2019
Property managers can now add smart home technology to new and existing developments with no upfront cost
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Vivint Car Guard

March 22, 2019
Vivint combines home and car security into a single app experience
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Vivint Smart Home's JT Hwang Named a CXO of the Year by Utah Business

June 27, 2018
Hwang has played a pivotal role in building the company’s cloud-based smart home platform

Articles & News

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Vivint Smart Home will be acquired by NRG Energy, with the deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.
Residential Technologies

Insta-analysis: NRG Energy Buys Vivint

Dec. 6, 2022
A major player from a new industry has joined the smart home and residential security market
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Residential Technologies

The Smart Money: Home Security Expands to AI and Video Analytics

Sept. 10, 2021
Security and safety concerns are driving demand for products to be used in tandem with traditional home security systems
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Residential Technologies

Editor's Note: Return to Home

Dec. 11, 2020
After years of uncertainty, attrition and increased competition, the pandemic seems to have reignited the residential security market
There were more than 190 exhibitors with a smart home offering at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, according to IHS Markit.
Smart Home

Smart Home Makes Strides at CES 2017

Feb. 14, 2017
A roundup of the major security-related news and technologies at the January show
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Editor's Note: CES to Reveal What's Next for Security

Nov. 11, 2016
The consumer electronics show isn't just for techies and gamers – it is definitely for security providers too
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Former ESA President and Weinstock Award winner John Knox on Marshall Marinace: 'You have given so much of yourself for the betterment of this industry.'

Marinace honored at ESX

June 10, 2016
Lifetime Achievement recipient highlights a multitude of awards and honors at Ft. Worth event
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Editor's Note: Smart Home Trends

Nov. 10, 2015
Research in the connected home space is producing some interesting results that dealers can leverage
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Fresh Off the Wire: May 2014

April 25, 2014
All-American, Statewide move to new central stations; ASIS 2014 news and more
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Police believe an Oakland man, fearful of being tracked by Google, launched a series of attacks on Google's company headquarters, including shooting out office windows and tossing Molotov cocktails at a streetview vehicle.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

Is Google poised to disrupt the home automation and security market?

Jan. 17, 2014
Experts discuss the tech giant's potential impact on the industry
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Security Watch: Barnes-Buchanan Set for Feb. 6-8 in South Florida

Jan. 1, 2014
Conference connects alarm industry owners with investors, lenders and more

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Video Analytics

Streety from Vivint

Jan. 8, 2018
Streety provides a simple and secure way to help neighbors look out for each other and solve problems together
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Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Vivint Smart Home partners with Citizens Bank to offer Vivint Flex Pay

Jan. 5, 2017
New payment plan gives consumers more flexibility in purchasing a Vivint smart home
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Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Vivint the latest company to go live with ASAP program

Boca Raton is First PSAP in Florida to implement CSAA's “Automated Secure Alarm Protocol”
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Sensors & Detectors - Miscellaneous

Vivint's Doorbell Camera

May 20, 2015
Product integrates seamlessly with Vivint Sky

Vivint commits $10K to ESA Youth Scholarship Program

Sponsorship allows for additional scholarships to children of first responders
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Vivint's business strategy of transitioning from being just an installer of security systems to a provider of residential technology services has paid off for the company.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

Revamped business strategy pays dividends for Vivint

Oct. 7, 2013
Company grew by more than 400 percent between 2008 and 2012
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David Bywater is chief operating officer for Vivint.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

David Bywater joins Vivint

Aug. 26, 2013
Bywater named as company's new COO
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Mariusz Malkowski to open locks, operate other Z-Wave devices from the top of Himalayan mountain.
Access Control

Mountain climber to open locks, operate Z-Wave devices from top of Himalayan mountain

Aug. 12, 2013
Mountain climber to open locks, operate Z-Wave devices from top of Himalayan mountain
Todd Thompson is Vivint's new chief information officer.
Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Vivint hires Todd Thompson as chief information officer

July 3, 2013
New executive will lead and support information technology functions