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Vivint Home Automation Solutions Keep Military Families Safe

PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Vivint, the largest home automation services company in North America, is celebrating Military Family Month by protecting families and individuals serving in the United States Armed Forces.

“Military families make a tremendous contribution to the lives of every American,” said Steve Dixon, vice president of operations at Vivint. “When a father or mother is called to serve in a combat zone, the Vivint Home Automation solution ensures the safety of their families on the home front. Vivint is proud to recognize the service of all of our military personnel.”

November is designated as Military Family Month and Veterans Day is an official United States holiday in November honoring armed service veterans. With the Vivint Home Automation system, military personnel can remotely view live video feeds of their home from a smart phone or computer. They can also control door locks, thermostats, lighting features, alarms, motion detectors, and a variety of sensors.

Tariq and Jodi Hunter of Belleville, Ill., said their Vivint Home Automation system eased the burden of being apart during long deployments. Jodi added that her husband wanted the security of knowing that she was safe while he was away.

“I never know how long my husband's deployments will last,” Hunter said. “The fact that he can stay connected with me through the system's video cameras is comforting. Just seeing and hearing me keeps him going. Although we don't know how we're going to spend our next anniversary or holiday, Vivint is bringing us closer together.”

The Vivint Home Automation system can be programmed to send alerts to smart phones when specific events occur, like if a window is broken or when exterior doors are opened. Keyless locks can be programmed with personalized entry codes for family members or even neighbors. The system can be programmed to send a text message when a code is entered so customers know exactly who is coming and going, and when.

Tyson Barker, of Oak Grove, Ky., was skeptical when a Vivint sales representative first approached him. His uncertainty disappeared after learning about Vivint's wireless monitoring features and the ability to control the entire system from a smart phone.

“I am in the military, so I'm gone a lot,” Barker said. “Knowing my family is safe while I am gone is a huge bonus. I can watch a live video feed, lock and unlock my doors, and set and monitor the alarm status all from my phone or laptop. And it is easy to use. My young kids are able to activate and disarm the system without any problems.”

Vivint's Home Automation solution provides simple, affordable home management. The Vivint system can manage thermostats, lighting features and small appliances. Customers can also add or subtract products to create a unique package that meets the needs of their homes, families, and lives. To learn more about Vivint's fire safety, home security and home automation products, visit www.vivint.com.

About Vivint

Vivint Inc. is a leading provider of home technology services. Vivint services are delivered through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Our vision is to connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families, health, cars, and businesses. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has over 13 years of experience and supports more than 675,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at www.vivint.com.

Vivint Inc.
Megan Herrick, 801-705-6294
Director of Public Relations
mherrick@vivint.com

 

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