Vivint Upgrades Security/Home-Automation System

Direct-to-consumer supplier Vivint launched its next-generation security and home-automation service, which offers multiple new features based on its own Cloud-based platform to work with the hardware that it designs and engineers.
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Direct-to-consumer supplier Vivint launched its next-generation security and home-automation service, which offers multiple new features based on its own Cloud-based platform to work with the hardware that it designs and engineers.

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Vivint innovation VP Jeremy Warren (left) and CEO/founder Todd Pedersen

The service, called Vivint Sky, is not only available direct to consumers but through kiosks that Vivint set up late last year in a handful of cellular stores to test retail distribution.

Vivint CEO and founder Todd Pedersen said the company has no set timetable to expand retail distribution. The test is designed “mainly to learn” about retail distribution, he said.

“Selling [monitored] security has not traditionally worked great at retail, but with the integration of more [home-automation] services, it [retail] could be quite successful,” he said.

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