Home Automation: The Perfect Tech-Savvy Gift for Father's Day

- Vivint's Products Combine Security, Flexibility, and Convenience for Dads

- Homeowners Rank Smart Home Capabilities as the Number One Feature to Look For in a New Home

Jun 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Vivint

PROVO, Utah, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Father's Day approaches, Vivint, the largest home automation services company in North America, is offering technology-loving dads the opportunity to control their homes from the palm of their hand.

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According to a recent survey by Zillow, the number one features homeowners are looking for in a home is a man cave and smart home technology. In fact, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate recently released a report that showed 42% of homeowners would be more likely to brag about a home automation system than a newly renovated kitchen. That's why home automation from Vivint makes the perfect gift for dads this Father's Day.

Vivint's home automation system allows dads to use their smartphones, computers, or tablets to manage the safety and comforts of their homes from anywhere. Dad can remotely control home security settings, adjust the thermostat, lock or unlock doors, turn on the lights, be alerted when the kids come home from school, or view real-time video of what's happening while he's at work or on the road.

Last summer Scott Simpson and his family traveled from their home in Versailles, Kentucky, to Panama—a trip of approximately 2,000 miles. When Simpson's mother came by to check the mail, he simply used his smartphone to disarm and re-arm the security system. While they were away, he monitored his home's temperature online to make sure his air conditioning wasn't running, ensuring the family saved money. On their way home from the airport, he lowered the thermostat to make sure the house was comfortable when they arrived.

"I initially installed the system to provide extra protection for my children, but I love the ease-of-use it provides for every facet of my home," said Simpson.

For Ivan Marriott of Calgary, Alberta, Vivint's home automation services are where high-tech and convenience intersect. Marriott had been looking for a home automation system for some time, but hadn't found the right fit because many of the other systems he investigated appeared "old fashioned" to him.

"With Vivint, I'm able to control my home's security—and much more—through my phone," said Marriott. "Vivint offers me so much ease and convenience when it comes to protecting my home and family. In fact, it offers more than I could have imagined."

With a one-time activation fee, plus a monthly monitoring charge, Vivint's home automation system provides simple, affordable home and security management. The Vivint solution also can manage thermostats, lighting features, and small appliances. Customers can 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 www.vivint.com.

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 www.vivint.com.

Vivint Inc.
Megan Herrick
Director of Public Relations