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  • Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

    Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

    Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home security and automation system that offers a tantalizing glimpse into the future but… Read More

  • Blackstone Throws Down Just Over $2 Billion To Acquire Home Automation Giant Vivint

    Blackstone Throws Down Just Over $2 Billion To Acquire Home Automation Giant Vivint

    News broke tonight that The Blackstone Group, which operates the second largest equity fund businesses in the world, has agreed to acquire home automation giant Vivint in a deal that’s worth just over $2 billion. Blackstone will be purchasing Vivint from Goldman Sachs, Jupiter Partners, and Peterson Partners, the company’s current sponsors. The deal, which includes debt, will give… Read More

  • Vivint Adds Free In-Home Tornado Alerts

    Vivint is rolling out an in-home tornado alert for its home security and automation systems that use the Go!Control panel. This free application will automatically download to users in 20 states through-out the US’s midsection. Once a tornado warning is issued in the customer’s area, the touchscreen Go!Control panel will beep loudly three times and then display a detailed message. Read More