Vivint Home Automation Makes a Great Holiday Gift for Tech-Loving Dads

PCWorld Ranks the Vivint Home Automation System as One of the Top 100 Best Products of 2012

PROVO, Utah--The Vivint home automation system makes a great holiday gift for tech-loving dads. Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, offers customers electronic door locks, door and window sensors, lighting controls, an IP camera and a programmable thermostat-all things Dad will enjoy controlling through his smartphone.

In fact, this year PCWorld named the Vivint home automation system one of the Top 100 best tech products of 2012. The list included many tech products for the home, with Vivint placing No. 1 on the list of the Top 5 tech home products.

With Vivint's home automation system, Dad can remotely view live video feeds of the home from a smartphone or computer. He can also control door locks, thermostats, lighting features, alarms, motion detectors, and a variety of sensors.

Mark Simpson of McComb, Mississippi, enjoys the remote access feature he has with his Vivint home automation system. "I have been very pleased with my Vivint system. Since I have had my Vivint system installed, my wife and I left the country on vacation and left the kids at home with their grandmother. It was very nice to be able to look in on them while we were not able to be there," Simpson said. "All of the functions are easily accessible right from my iPhone."

The Vivint solution can be programmed to send text message alerts to smartphones 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 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.

Allen Dobson of Evans, Georgia, uses his Vivint home automation system to stay connected with his home and family. "I love my service with Vivint. Who knew that a security system could be so great at helping me keep tabs on my teenagers while I am at work? We never expected or even thought that the system could help us in this capacity," Dobson said. "I know if the dogs are being let out or kept out all day, if the chores are getting done and that the kids are not watching TV first."

For a one-time activation fee, plus a monthly monitoring charge, the Vivint home automation system provides Dad with simple and affordable home management. Customers can also add or subtract products to create a unique solution that meets the needs of their homes, families, and lives. To learn more about Vivint's 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 700,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at

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