Vivint Protects Families and Homes During Busy Holiday Travel Season

Holiday Months Rank Among The Busiest Long-Distance Travel Periods of The Year----- With Vivint, Holiday Lights and Space Heaters Can Be Remotely Controlled

PROVO, Utah--Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, is protecting families and homes during the holiday traveling season with extended home automation solutions.

The holiday months rank among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. On average, long-distance travelers spend three to four nights away from home during the holiday season, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

With the Vivint home automation solution, customers can remotely control door locks, thermostats, holiday lighting features, alarms, motion detectors, and a variety of sensors using a smartphone or computer. Customers can even view live video feeds from a smartphone or computer to continually monitor activity within the home.

Matt Elliott, of Alberta, Canada, said that his Vivint home automation system paid for itself in less than one week after being installed.

"Just before the long weekend, we had multiple days of heavy rainfall," Elliott said. "I decided to move the security camera to the basement before leaving for the weekend. When I checked the camera from my smartphone later that morning, I noticed the water was starting to reach the basement floor. I promptly went home and stopped the flooding in time to save the carpet."

Miranda Church of Aiken, SC said she enjoys the convenience she receives by remotely managing her Vivint full home automation system through her smartphone. "Vivint is a great resource to have in our home, especially during the busy holiday season," said Church. "Our family travels a lot and we often have someone take care of our animals and check on our house. Because of Vivint's door locks and keypads, we are able to allow them access without distributing keys all over. Through our mobile access, I am able to unlock or lock our doors and check that things are being properly taken care of either through the log of activities or by accessing the camera inside my home."

The Vivint home automation solution can be programmed to send 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.

With a one-time activation fee, plus a monthly monitoring charge, Vivint's home automation system provides simple, affordable home management that can control 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

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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