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Vivint Streety: Your Friendly Neighborhood Watch App

Neighborhood, Suburb

Through its network of shared cameras, Streety is the ultimate approach to a neighborhood watch. The idea is simple, convenient, and timely for users. In any neighborhood, there are dozens of houses using outdoor security cameras. The Streety app combines the vision of all cameras by allowing users to share camera access or footage with

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How to Secure Your Home from 6 Common Home Hazards

Electricity short circuit / Electrical failure resulting in electricity wire burnt

  Everyone wants to keep their families safe, and when it comes to safety at home, there are obvious hazards to prepare for. But what about the hazards you don’t even know or may forget about? You need to plan for common home hazards, from falls and fires to choking and chemicals, to keep your

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Spring 2018: Salt Lake City Events at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah

  Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, the Vivint Smart Home Arena hosts many of the state’s biggest events. Originally known as the Delta Center, the building was dedicated in October of 1991. The arena, owned and operated by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, seats nearly 20,000 people and cost

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How Vivint Can Help with Natural Disasters

Hand completing Emergency Preparation List by Equipment

Tips for Preparing for the Next Big Emergency Nobody likes to think about disasters, but preparing for the worst is crucial to remaining safe when one inevitably strikes. Experts agree that disasters occur almost daily and may become more common. Taking time to prepare now can give you peace of mind in the future. We’ll

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How Vivint Keeps Your Home Safe While You Travel

Travel with Peace of Mind When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is what’s going on at home. Unfortunately, nagging worries about burglaries, bad weather, and other events prevents many homeowners from enjoying themselves on vacation or focusing on business trips. Thanks to the web of connected devices known as

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What to Expect When Your Vivint Alarm is Triggered

Vivint Smart Home Alarm

How Do Alarm Systems Work?   The sound of an alarm can be scary. You may have alarms installed for several situations—fire, burglary, and flooding—but that certainly doesn’t mean you ever want to have to use them. To help minimize the stress and confusion that can accompany an alarm going off, we’ll walk you through

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5 Ways Smart Homes Save You Money

Save Money with Home Automation

  How a Security System Can Keep Your Wallet as Safe as Your Home There are tons of benefits to smart homes and home security systems. Peace of mind, increased convenience, and automation, to name a few. But did you know all these seemingly expensive conveniences can also save you money? Despite the upfront cost

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Innovations in AI for Home Automation

Nest thermostat and Nest mobile app

As artificial intelligence becomes a more prominent part of the industry, a smart home is no longer just one that can react to your voice commands or be controlled by a home automation app, but one that can do all that while learning how to better answer your questions, follow your commands, and predict based

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Babyproof Your Home with Smart Home Technology

Babyproof Your Home

Vivint Smart Home Makes Monitoring and Protecting Children Easy   Keeping your family safe is a priority. Long before you bring your children home from the hospital, you look for ways to babyproof your home and make it a safe place for your kids. Vivint makes monitoring and protecting your children easy, thanks to a

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How to use IFTTT to Control Your Smart Home

Vivint mobile app being used to control Vivint thermostat

According to home automation platform Wink, more than a quarter of all US homeowners use an Internet of Things (IoT) device in their homes. The company also details that the average homeowner or renter with smart home products benefits from a safer, securer home and that interest in smart home devices continues to grow despite

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