March 18, 2013
Vivint has agreed to pay $55,000 in a settlement with the Kansas Attorney General’s office for using deceptive sales practices that violate the state’s consumer protection laws.
March 13, 2013
Vivint has appointed Chris Gera as vice president of field service.
February 4, 2013
Following is how Mike Barnes (founding partner, Barnes Associates Inc.), Ron Davis (principal, Davis Marketing Group), George De Marco (managing partner, DECO Ventures LLC) and Bob Harris (president, The Attrition Busters) evaluate Vivint and its CEO Todd Pedersen.
February 1, 2013
Vivint has set the residential security world ablaze with exceptionally fast growth and a $2 billion sale price. In an exclusive interview, the company’s maverick CEO Todd Pedersen explains how innovation trumps competition, the value of growing a business one customer at a time and why everyone should have a security system. He also discusses expanding into commercial security, solar energy, wireless Internet and more.
January 2, 2013
Find out what mantra Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen lives by.
December 20, 2012
The Blackstone Group LP announces it has completed the acquisition of Vivint Inc., a provider of security and home automation services. The acquisition worth more than $2 billion was made by Blackstone Capital Partners, a fund managed by Blackstone for its private equity investors.
December 13, 2012
A resident of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, who purchased a home video surveillance system from Vivint earlier this year, has received video clips that show the inside of someone else’s home.
December 11, 2012
"I was looking at someone else in their own house — walking around in their own house — and it's not mine," said Mayo Vrba, who became an unintentional peeping tom after he purchased a home surveillance system earlier this year from Vivint. The company says this is the first time an event like this has been reported.
October 1, 2012
In the wake of a blockbuster deal to sell the majority stake of his company to a private equity firm for more than $2 billion, Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen tells SSI the agreement will allow the company to expand upon its technology-based platform, enter new markets more expeditiously and free up management to be “more thoughtful about what we are going to become in five years.”
September 20, 2012
Blackstone Group LP will acquire Vivint Inc. for more than $2 billion, gaining legions of home-security, energy-management and solar-power customers throughout North America.
September 7, 2012
What happens if your business receives negative criticism from customers on Facebook or Twitter? Should you simply delete the message? Does it make sense to respond back? In this blog, SSI addresses how electronic security firms should handle negative feedback on social networking sites.
September 6, 2012
Vivint, a national provider of residential security, energy management and automation solutions, is exploring a sale that could value it at as much as $2 billion, according to Reuters.
July 31, 2012
AlarmSystemReport.com, a provider of residential security system reviews, named four do-it-yourself (DIY) firms among its inaugural Best Home Alarm System Companies awards program.
July 31, 2012
For a year, AlarmSystemReport.com employees reviewed 15 home alarm security companies. Following is its list of top 10 residential alarm firms.
July 17, 2012
Vivint Vice President of Operations Steve Dixon and Central Station Manager Amy Becht offer best practice tips on operating an effective central station.
June 27, 2012
Vivint was the big winner at the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) 2012 Central Station Excellence Awards, taking home two awards, including Central Station of the Year.
June 20, 2012
CPI Security Systems has sent notices to more than 80,000 customers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, warning that deceptive sales reps from another security provider may try to sell them an upgraded alarm system.
May 30, 2012
Vivint Solar will now offer its leased solar power systems in Hawaii, the company announced this week.
March 7, 2012
Vivint has closed a new $762 million senior bank debt financing, the company announced. The new financing, which involves 20 banks, represents a $72 million more than the company's previous financing.
March 2, 2012
Mission 500 will host a special ceremony during ISC West to bestow its annual awards, which honor security firms and professionals for their charitable efforts in helping communities in crisis. This year's recipients include Vivint and Monitronics Central Station Monitoring Director Mary Jensby.