Vivint Announces Secondary Control Panel to Enhance its Home Automation System

Panels Supplement Main Go!Control Panel and Mobile App Offering to Increase Users' Ability to Manage Their System----- Up to Four Secondary Panels Can be Strategically Placed Throughout the Home, Including in Bedrooms, Home Offices and Other Rooms

PROVO, Utah--Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, today announced the availability of the Vivint Secondary Panel, which enables increased accessibility to the smart home features managed through the Go!Control panel, the heart of Vivint's home automation system.

Vivint customers will now have the option for increased access to their system's functions through these secondary, in-home touch-screen control panels, which can be placed strategically throughout the home, giving users additional points of access. Features of the secondary panels include:

*One touch arm/disarm alarm capabilities
*The ability to see and hear system statuses
*Lighting and appliance control
*Thermostat control
*Alert notifications
*Date, time and weather display

"Vivint's Go!Control system gives our customers the ability to easily manage every aspect related to their home's automation system. We also have a mobile app that allows our customers to stay connected to their system no matter where they are. However, we heard from several users who thought that when they were at home, having all those features centralized in one control panel wasn't always convenient," said Jim Nye, vice president of product management at Vivint.

Users can have up to four of the Vivint Secondary Panels installed, in a customized configuration that best addresses the needs of each unique situation.

"We had our secondary panel installed outside our home office so we can enjoy all the benefits of our Vivint system's voice notification without having to be next to the main panel," said David Saxby, a Vivint customer from Omaha, Nebraska. "The additional control panel allows my wife to work from home and know which doors the kids are opening so they can't sneak out of the house."

"Our customers are our most valuable resource and we will continue to listen closely to them as we develop new products and technologies that best fulfill their home automation needs," added Nye.

Vivint's home automation packages give users customizable control of the company's many smart home features, from premier security and video surveillance, to heating and cooling capabilities and remote appliance management. For information on pricing, availability and home automation packages, visit

About Vivint

Vivint Inc. is a leading provider of home technology services in North America. Vivint's technology-based platform integrates a wide range of wireless features and components that deliver simple, affordable home automation, solar, and smart grid solutions. In 2011, Vivint's Full Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has more than 12 years of experience and supports over 570,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at

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