By Martha Vazquez and Adam Lotia
Yesterday Vivint, an innovated home security and automation company introduced a Wi-Fi Enabled Doorbell Camera into its Smart Home Platform. Vivint, with over 900,000 customers, has been on an upward trajectory to redefine the home experience through “smart” home automation and security devices. As a fully integrated player in the home automation & security market, Vivint has been working diligently to provide a compelling bundle of innovative products, apps, sales, and monitoring services. The company’s pillars of services include Smart Protect, Smart Energy, Smart Control, and Wireless Internet and recently just added Space Monkey, a cloud storage network. Now to add to the plethora of smart “things” is the doorbell camera. Gone are the days where we had to look through our peepholes to see who was ringing the doorbell. Today, a homeowner can now get a glimpse of who is ringing the doorbell through a smartphone app or the system’s wall panel.
Within the connected home automation & security market, a breadth of companies are quickly trying to take advantage of the smart home opportunity. As a result of the opportunity in this growing market, companies that are not your typical home security alarm company, i.e. service providers such as Time Warner, Comcast, and AT&T, are entering the market. It makes sense that companies such as ADT and Vivint have to keep up with the space and are doing so by optimizing their smart home platform and solutions.
Customers are starting to get smarter and look for solutions as they become easier to understand and use. Vivint has done a good job in places such Best Buy and other box retailers in making it easy to understand and install. Additionally, Vivint is paying great attention to enhancing the user experience, making it more enjoyable for the end customer which is something that some of the other security & automation providers have struggled with. We already expect that 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, but how many more things can we connect to make our lives seamless as possible. As the market grows, we are curious to see what happens next.