Vivint Sky is able to learn from homeowners’ behaviors and make intelligent suggestions.

Smart Home Interview - Vivint

Liz Tanner | Vivint

Vivint ( is a leading provider of smart home technology. Vivint provides simple, affordable home security, home automation, energy management, wireless Internet and residential solar services. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint provides services to nearly 1 million customers throughout the United States and Canada. Vivint has more than 15 years of experience in the home security and smart home industry.

Which technologies do your products use to communicate with each other and how does it work?

Vivint delivers services through a cloud-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components. Vivint uses Z-Wave, a wireless technology that enables the company’s home automation products to securely communicate with each other in the home, as well as remotely through mobile devices. 

Do your products communicate with products from other manufacturers using a standard protocol?


What types of devices do you manufacture or provide?

  • Hubs
  • Controllers
  • Network Devices
  • Software / Apps
  • Security Devices
  • Lighting and Automation Devices
  • HVAC / Energy Management Devices

Can your products be installed by the homeowner or are special skills and tools required?

Vivint systems are installed by the company’s trained field service professionals.

In a short paragraph or 2 please describe how your products fit into a Smart Home scenario and how they are set up to work together to perform automated tasks.

Vivint’s technology enables customers to control their lights, thermostat and door locks, as well as monitor high-definition video feeds and more from any smartphone, laptop or tablet. Using data from its sensors and communication from its powerful cloud technology, Vivint Sky is able to learn from homeowners’ behaviors and make intelligent suggestions. For instance, Vivint’s automatic HVAC control will take cues from homeowners’ daily patterns and make guided decisions to help increase the home’s energy efficiency. 

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