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ADT, Vivint report big revenue gains for 2019

March 11, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. and PROVO, Utah—Both ADT and Vivint reported strong fourth quarter and overall annual revenue gains for 2019, with ADT up 12 percent and Vivint up 10 percent for the year.Some of the highlights of the ADT report include:• Total revenue growth of 10 percent for the fourth quarter;• Total annual revenue of $5.1 billion, up 12 percent;• Full year commercial organic revenue growth of 16 percent;• Greater home automation with more than 80 percent interactive...

2019 earnings, ADT, Jim DeVries, Todd Pedersen, Vivint


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General News

How I Use My System: Brian Brower

May 30, 2018Spencer Ives

Brian Brower, Vivint's VP of product management, has 20 years of experience in product development. He is also the VP and GM of core services at the company. A big focus for Brower is the apps that they've been developing, such as its new Streety neighborhood-focused app. Security Systems News talked with Brower in mid-May about his home security system.What kind of system do you have at home?Surprisingly, I have a Vivint system at home. It's interesting—because I started at Vivint, … we built...

Brian Brower, How I Use My System, Security Systems News, Vivint


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General News

AI and smart homes: We may not notice the future

March 28, 2018Kenneth Z. Chutchian

The Jetsons are not walking through your front door anytime soon. Or perhaps they're already here and you don't remember life without them. That's the way technology blends into our lives, often without a formal invitation. The security industry knows this.Industry experts interviewed by Security Systems News agree that most of us take for granted the ways in which artificial intelligence has changed our lives at home. They don't necessarily agree on the speed of change over the last five to 20 years,...

alarm.com, Brad Russell, Jeremy Warren, Parks Associates, Sridhar Solur, Vivint, Xfinity Homes and Data Services. Jeff Bedell


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Residential

Vivint to roll out neighborhood-focused app

February 7, 2018Spencer Ives

LAS VEGAS—At CES 2018 Vivint unveiled Streety, a free app that can help protect a neighborhood through connectivity to shared cameras, which will be launching March 1 in the U.S. and Canada, Clint Gordon-Carroll, vice president and general manager of cameras at Vivint Smart Home, told Security Systems News.Gordon-Carroll commented on the influx of IP cameras in the consumer space as a starting point for the planning behind Streety. “The consumer shelves are filling up with these IP cameras,...

Clint Gordon-Carroll, Streety, Vivint


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Residential

Vivint to pay ADT $10 million in deceptive sales lawsuit settlement

January 5, 2018SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT yesterday announced that Vivint would pay the company $10 million to settle a deceptive sales lawsuit filed in April 2017, ADT's largest deceptive sales settlement to date.“ADT filed its lawsuit against Vivint on April 4, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida after receiving complaints from nearly a thousand ADT customers who stated Vivint made false or misleading statements to switch their security service from ADT to Vivint,”...

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Monitoring Matters

Vivint announces new campus, new solution

June 21, 2017Spencer Ives

In the past couple of weeks, Vivint has made two announcements. The first announcement, which came out on June 13, was about the company's new facility. Then, on June 20, Vivint announced its new solution for property developers and managers—Vivint Smart Properties. According to Vivint's announcement, the new facility will be a 43,000-square-foot building, capable of housing up to 400 employees and includes a demo home equipped with a Vivint smart home system, a full-size basketball court,...

Alex Dunn, Harrison Jenkins, Noelle Cockett, Tom Few, Utah State University, Vivint


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Residential

Vivint partners with Best Buy

May 10, 2017Spencer Ives

PROVO, Utah—A new partnership between Vivint and Best Buy will allow consumers to shop for Vivint smart home products in a physical store, in the same way they can purchase other consumer electronics, and the smart home and security company plans to be in more than 400 Best Buy stores by the end of October.Previously, a potential smart home customer “had to have somebody meet them in the home and knock on the door, or they'd have to call in. So, this is the chance to shop for it in a...

Best Buy, Colby Winegar, Vivint


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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home presence up at CES 2017

January 11, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—With the 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show wrapping up on Sunday, it is always fun to see what technology trends are coming out of the show and how these will influence the security industry. Over the past few years, the smart or connected home has made its way into the fabric of the show, growing in size and presence each year. Many prominent companies in the industry made big announcements at the show this year, including some notable unveils from ADT, Vivint, Alarm.com,...

ADT, alarm.com, Bosch, CES 2017, Jeff Lyman, Nortek Security & Control, Steve Connor, TechSec 2017, Vivint, Z-Wave Alliance


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20 Under 40

Integrators '20 under 40' 2016—Rich Carlson

October 12, 2016Spencer Ives

Rich Carlson, 36Product quality manager, Vivint Smart HomeProvo, UtahWhen asked about the most interesting or promising technologies in the security space, Rich Carlson pointed to smart home tech.Specifically, Carlson said he's interested in seeing how cameras in the security space change over time, such as with increased analytics and facial recognition possibly being used to see who is in a home. “I'm interested to see more sensors in the home, being able to recognize specific people that...

20 under 40: Class of 2016, Rich Carlson, Vivint


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News and Notes

ADT gets into the Ring

July 20, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

ADT announced earlier this week that the Ring video doorbell is now available for its customers nationwide. While the Ring has made some noise in the smart doorbell category, there are many options to choose from when it comes to this first-line-of-defense product for homeowners. Others who have had success with doorbell cameras include Vivint, Skybell and August, to name just a few. As more and more consumers begin to embrace smart home products like the video doorbell, dealers are adding these...

ADT, alarm.com, Amazon Echo, August, Honeywell, iControl Networks, IFTTT, Kwikset, monitronics, Nest


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