Vivint started in 1999 and was created by partners Keith Nellesen and Todd Pedersen. Blackstone Group purchased the company for two billion dollars twelve years later.
The company offers a variety of home products and systems including security systems and home automation products. The company currently services more than one million customers throughout Canada and the United States.
Homeowners who are interested in purchasing all of the products they want for their home in one place can benefit from shopping with Vivint. Alarm equipment is paired with other home devices such as locks for front or patio doors, doorbell cameras, etc. Products can be paid for in installments under a five-year financing plan offered by the company. Professional installation services and 24/7 alarm monitoring are drawing points for home and business owners.
Prices for specific products are made available only after an in-home consultation. Property owners can purchase the Vivint Starter Kit for around $600. The package includes a Vivint Smart Hub that is controlled by touch, two sensors that can be used for windows or doors, a motion sensor, a water sensor and a $100 credit that can be used if the property owner wants to purchase more sensors. Additional items that can be bought separately include a $50 smart sensor, a camera that can be used outdoors, smart locks, and smart thermostats. Many of the products can be managed through an app. Products manufactured by the company are compatible with items made by other well-known companies such as Google and Amazon.