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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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The deal positions Vivint to expand its efforts in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. SSI Staff · September 10, 2014

A Utah resident was paying two alarm bills for two years after a Silverline Security representative allegedly tricked her into signing a new contract. SSI Staff · September 02, 2014

The security provider’s Bright Energy unit will join Vivint Solar and SolarCity in the largely untapped solar energy market. SSI Staff · August 08, 2014

An 88-year-old Missouri woman says a sales representative disconnected her Atlas Security system and replaced it with one from Vivint. SSI Staff · July 30, 2014

The system collects data from the other devices in the home and interprets that information to send back helpful suggestions. SSI Staff · June 10, 2014

Less than a year after opening a call center in Liberty Lake, Wash., to help create 400 jobs, Vivint plans to close the facility on June 27 for unknown reasons. SSI Staff · June 05, 2014

Vivint has earned a Confirmit ACE Award and a top spot on The Daily Herald's Best of Utah Valley list for its customer service. SSI Staff · May 13, 2014

Jeff Lyman, Vivint’s new chief marketing officer, will lead marketing and communication initiatives that elevate the firm’s brand awareness. SSI Staff · February 27, 2014

Commercial security firm Universal Protection and residential security/home automation company Vivint are top two U.S. job creators, according to Inc. magazine. Both offer remote monitoring and control. November 07, 2013

A zero-energy residence near Salt Lake City stands as a testament to the possibilities for home automation, energy management and security to be an integrated mainstay in smart homes. Find out how a collaboration between Vivint and a local home developer made it all possible. By Rodney Bosch · November 01, 2013




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