Vivint: Canadians Lead Smart Home Technology Adoption

Canada Ranks Among Vivint's Fastest Growing Markets----- More Than Two of Every Three Vivint Customers in Canada Are Using Home Automation Features

CALGARY, Alberta--Canadian residents are turning to Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, to automate their homes, simplify their lives, and protect their families.

More than two out of three (68 percent) of Vivint's Canadian customers in 2012 adopted one or more home automation features after purchasing a Vivint home security system. That was up from 57.6 percent compared to the previous year. Vivint's home automation features include live video feeds of a home from a smartphone or computer, app-controlled door locks, thermostats, lighting features, alarms, motion detectors, and a variety of sensors.

Ivan Marriott of Calgary, Alberta, a business owner and family man, chose Vivint because of its innovative home automation features. "Sometimes getting two kids out the door is chaotic but now I can check from my smartphone to see if I forgot to lock a door or set the alarm-and then take care of it from wherever I am," Marriott said. "With Vivint, I have no concerns with my home's security. I know if anything goes wrong, there is a Vivint representative at a push of a button and authorities shortly behind."

Vivint's home automation system can also be programmed to send alerts to smartphones when specific events occur, such as a window breaking or when exterior doors are opened. Keyless locks can be programmed with personalized entry codes for family members or even neighbors. The locks can be programmed to send a text message when a code is entered so customers know exactly who is coming and going, and when.

Janet Olsen of Brandon, Manitoba, a mother, music teacher, and a member of two parent councils at two schools, enjoys the conveniences of Vivint's home automation. As a busy parent, Olsen relies heavily on her Vivint system to provide extra safety for her seven-year-old son who has autism. "My son has a tendency to open doors and go outside without us knowing," Olsen said. "One of the great things about my Vivint system is that it immediately notifies me with an audio alert when an outside-facing door is opened-and also tells me which door is opened. This system really provides the level of security my family needs."

With a one-time activation fee, plus a monthly monitoring charge, 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 product features to create a unique solution 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

About Vivint

Vivint 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

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