How Long Has Vivint Been In Business?

Founded in 1999, under the name APX Alarm, this security company was renamed Vivint in 2011. A combination of the words 'vive' (meaning to live) and 'intelligent,' the Vivint name represents the company's goal: to help homeowners live intelligently by giving them simple technology for a smarter life.

Over the last 15 years, Vivint has grown from a small startup into one of the largest smart home technology providers in North America. Along the way, Vivint expanded its product offerings, which now include a wealth of home security products, home automation solutions and Severe Weather Alert services. Vivint quickly gained a massive customer base and grown in size. In fact, Vivint has installed more than 850,000 systems across the U.S. and Canada and has approximately 7,000 employees.

The company received a number of prestigious awards, which speak to its innovation and strength. For example, "Consumers Digest" honored Vivint's home automation and advanced security packages with a "Best Buy" rating, and "Forbes" listed Vivint 46th on its yearly ranking of "America's Most Promising Companies." Vivint was selected by The Stevie Awards as the "Customer Service Department of the Year," beating out more than 1,500 organizations of various sizes in nearly every industry.

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