Vivint has teamed up with Amazon Echo to transform ordinary homes into extraordinary homes using powerful accessories that won’t break the band. Recently, I stopped by a local Best Buy store for a full demo on how I can enhance my smart home and three essential accessories that will transform any home into an efficient and secure living space for the entire family.
You can control the Vivint system remotely using the free Vivint app on Android and iOS. It also contains an easy to use button for arming and disarming the system and locking/unlocking your doors. Using the task bar at the bottom of the screen you can access the thermostat to view the current temperature, turn the heating cooling system on and off, set vacation modes, and create a heating/cooling schedule for weekdays and weekends.
The SkyControl panel is the Vivint Smart Home’s nerve center. It has a 7-inch full color touch-screen display that makes it easy to lock and unlock doors, view live and recorded video, adjust heating and cooling temperatures, and activate emergency services including Panic and Burglary alarms that go straight to the local police department.
Vivint’s Doorbell Camera is my favorite accessory of the entire Vivint product line. It actually looks like a regular doorbell, and uses your existing wiring for audio/video capabilities. At the top of the doorbell is a 720p HD camera, with a 180-degree field of view and a 10-foot night vision range. Below that is a tiny microphone port, and there’s a small speaker for two-way communication with visitors using the in home SkyControl panel or your mobile device.
With Vivint Smart Home you get a full-blown home security system that is constantly being monitored, and easy-to-use home automation that you can control from anywhere. If you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is secure and protected 24-7, the Vivint Smart Home system isn’t cheap it’s money well spent. To learn more and discover how to create a smart home of your own with Viviant visit BestBuy.com/SmartHomeSecurity.
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free