Vivint Protects Traveling Families during Fourth of July Holiday

-- Vivint's Home Automation System Keeps Customers Connected to Their Homes While They're Away

-- AAA Travel Estimates Nearly 41 Million Americans Will Travel Long Distances During the Independence Day Holiday

Jun 27, 2013, 08:00 ET from Vivint

PROVO, Utah, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, is safeguarding homes and protecting families during times of high travel over the Fourth of July holiday.


In 2013, AAA Travel projects 40.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday. Vivint home automation systems include extended security, allowing families to feel confident that their homes are safe while they're away. 

Electronic door locks, live video surveillance, and automatic text notifications ensure that customers can stay connected to what's happening at home. These features are supported by Vivint's award-winning customer service, which provides the fastest response times in the industry during an emergency.

David Haddad of West Des Moines, Iowa, experienced Vivint's reliability first-hand. He was returning from vacation when Vivint notified him that a smoke alarm had triggered at his residence and that they had dispatched the fire department. When David arrived, he found his three dogs safe as firefighters doused what remained of the blaze. 

"For years my friends asked why I would need a system like this," Haddad said. "Now I just smile when my friends say, 'Thank goodness you had that alarm.' I didn't purchase this system for the things I could predict happening to my home."

With Vivint's advanced security and home automation solutions, customers can use their smartphones or computers to remotely control door locks, thermostats, alarms, motion detectors, and a variety of sensors. Customers can even view live video feeds from a mobile device or computer to continually monitor activity within the home.

Juelee Riesau of Pensacola, Florida, was away from home when fireworks landed on a wicker loveseat. The smoke soon triggered Riseau's alarm, dispatching emergency personnel to her residence immediately.

"If Vivint hadn't been so quick to respond, it would have been disastrous, and my sister at home could have been seriously injured," Riesau said.

With a one-time activation fee, plus a monthly monitoring charge, Vivint's home automation system provides simple, 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 energy management, home security and home automation products, visit

About Vivint

Vivint 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 security, energy management, home automation and solar solutions. In 2011, Vivint's 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 13 years of experience and supports over 700,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at

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