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Vivint Scores Big Investments From PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney

Smart home company Vivint raised $100 million in its first-ever round of venture capital funding. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the news is who was doing the investing: Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney.


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Home security company Vivint is being held accountable for complaints of questionable sales tactics in a Louisiana county. It is being accused of overly aggressive sales tactics and has until Jan. 1 to conduct an internal investigation into the complaints. SSI Staff · October 23, 2015

Vivint and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have partnered up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Home Alone. SSI Staff · October 09, 2015

Michael Wolf at NextMarket Insight issued a report, 'The Mass Market Smart Home,' that explains the industry needs more compelling cases to push greater adoption of the technology. SSI Staff · September 30, 2015

Missouri AG office says Vivint sales reps “misrepresented the company they worked for and exaggerated the length of the rescission (cancellation) period as well as the local crime rates.” SSI Staff · September 08, 2015

Vivint has partnered with Autism Speaks to provide smart home systems, which includes the Vivint SkyControl panel, to 16 families who have children with autism. SSI Staff · August 26, 2015

A sales representative for Vivint has been accused of verbally abusing a pregnant Canadian woman outside her home during a sales call. SSI Staff · August 21, 2015

Vivint opens a new central station following Todd Pedersen’s appearance on the reality series, during which he experienced less than ideal conditions at an old facility. SSI Staff · August 04, 2015

Security firms offer tips for getting a community service program started and explain why it is important for businesses as well as the security industry. Spoiler alert, it does not have to cost that much but a company should carefully vet which organizations with which it aligns. Scott Goldfine · July 22, 2015

Having already sold its door-to-door security and home automation business for $1.8 billion, Vivint is selling its solar installation business to renewable energy company SunEdison for $2.2 billion. Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2015

The Cheyenne City Council and Cheyenne Police Department have opted not to renew Vivint’s solicitor license after residents complained of the security firm’s aggressive sales tactics. SSI Staff · July 01, 2015


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