Vivint Donates $50K in Smart Home Equipment for Families With Children With Autism

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.

SALT LAKE CITY – Vivint has donated $50,000 in security and smart home products to families with children with autism.

The provider of security solutions and smart home technology is an official corporate sponsor of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. As part of the partnership, Vivint has pledged to donate $300,000 in a span of three years for technology and home safety research, Associated Press reports.

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Autism Speaks selected 16 families to receive Vivint security and smart home systems. All recipients are active volunteers with the organization, demonstrate financial need and have a child with autism who wanders.

The Vivint technology helps to reduce the risk of children with autism wandering away from home and give dedicated family members peace of mind. The system alerts parents if a specific door has been opened, immediately notifying families if their child has left the home. Parents can also monitor their homes using a smart phone, even while they are away.

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“As experts in smart home technology, Vivint is excited to bring the benefits of our technology to deserving families,” Holly Mero-Bench, director of Vivint Gives Back, says. “Vivint believes that home is one place where families should not have to worry about the safety of their children.”

Vivint will provide free, professional installation of each Vivint system, valued at more than $3,000, which includes the Vivint SkyControl panel, automatic door lock, door and window sensors, motion detector, indoor cameras, doorbell camera, smoke detector and 24 months of free monitoring, after which families can continue with a special Vivint Gives Back rate.

“We are grateful to Vivint for its commitment to the autism community,” Lisa Goring, executive vice president of Autism Speaks, says. “Safety is a priority for all parents, but for parents of children with autism, it is a critical concern. Innovative technology can help to keep children with autism safe in their own homes.”

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