Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday August 25, 2021


If you've been thinking about making some technology-driven home improvements, you're not alone. A report last fall by revealed that a third of U.S. households have smart home devices, and that the number is expected to increase to 57% by 2025. But not all smart home products are created equal. Vivint's smart home and security products are seamlessly integrated into an easy-to-use app, making it one of the best-selling brands on the market.

Research reveals that safety, security, and convenience are all important factors for those considering a smart home system, but having a multi-function hub ranks highest among the most desired smart home devices. Controlling everything from your garage and door locks to thermostat and lighting is as easy as a few taps.

Beyond its daily use, smart home technology is also proving to be a smart real estate investment. Seventy-three percent of potential homebuyers would be more interested in a home with existing smart home devices, while 78% said they'd pay more for said home.

3 Essentials For Your Smart Home and Safety System

(Source: Vivint)

Are you overwhelmed by all of the options and integrations available? One of the most essential factors for first-time smart home consumers is understanding how to use the technology! Vivint's Smart Home Pros professionally install all home safety and smart home devices. They're also there to personally show you how to use all of the innovative features to get the most out of your system. And with 24/7 monitoring, help is just a phone call away.

Here's a look at three of Vivint's most popular smart home devices, and why they're rated some of the industry's best:

Smart Thermostat — A recently released U.N. report delivered an alarming warning on climate change, issuing a "code red for humanity." While world leaders and global companies consider what actions might preserve our fragile environment, each one of us can also take easy steps to reduce our energy consumption.

Like all of Vivint's products, the Smart Thermostat can be adjusted from anywhere, reducing your energy bill by up to 12% while also helping to save the planet. But it's more than just smart by name. Because the Smart Thermostat is Integrated with the Smart Home Security System, it can determine if and where your home is occupied and automatically adjust the Smart Thermostat to an energy-saving temperature. For an extra level of protection, it can also shut off your HVAC system to help prevent the spread of fire and/or smoke through your home's ductwork.

Kwikset Smart Locks — No keys needed! Clean up the clutter in your life by eliminating one less thing to carry (or lose!) with a Kwikset Smart Lock. Whether you head out with a one-touch lock feature (or voice command via Alexa or Google Assistant) or return with your quick entry unique access code, a smart lock takes the hassle out of everyday activities. But locking the door just scratches the surface. When integrated with a smart hub, that one command can also turn off the lights, arm your alarm system, and adjust your thermostat to save energy.

Package delivery just became easier, too. Combined with the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro, you can see when a delivery arrives, temporarily unlock your door to have the package dropped off inside, and lock up again, all from the app.

Sometimes a package comes in the form of a loved one or friend, and there's a solution for that too — no need to give out your personal pin. Instead, Kwikset Smart Locks can be programmed with multiple, easy-to-remember pins for your guests so they can let themselves in upon arrival. And through the app, you'll always receive notifications when your door has been locked or unlocked and by whom.

Smart Garage Door Controller — Many homeowners use the garage as their main point of entry. It's also the catch-all storage location for bikes, household items, and other valuables. In addition to easy app-based access, the device can also notify you that the door has been left open. And when your hands are full, voice activation via Amazon Echo or Google Home will close the door.

The Smart Garage Door Controller can also play an important part in maintaining your home's safety. According to, homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be burglarized. The Vivint app can notify you when your garage door has been opened, closed, or left open, ensuring one less point of vulnerability for potential intruders.

[READ MORE: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers]

All of Vivint's security and smart home features can be accessed through its Smart Hub and app. Think of the Smart Hub (a 7" touchscreen display) as the centralized control of your whole system, including security, locks, lights, thermostat, and cameras. It also features a panic button to startle potential intruders and two-way talk via the Doorbell Camera Pro to speak with whoever is at your front door without having to open it.

The Vivint app includes all of the Smart Hub's features on the go. It's perfect for checking on pets, doing a full security sweep of your home from windows and doors to thermostat. By integrating Philips Hue bulbs, you'll never be left in the dark (unless you're ready for bed!) and can also customize a light schedule when traveling.

A smart home security system begins with making a smart choice on which one to buy. For more information and a personalized security plan, visit or call (866) 534-5279.

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Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.