Mommy's Favorite Things: Vivint Smart Home

Monday, June 19, 2017

Vivint Smart Home

I received compensation via Best Buy for the sole purpose of this post
Vivint Smart Home
I had the opportunity to visit my local Best Buy store and see the Display of the Vivint Smart Home. I also asked for a Demo and was interested in seeing how the Smart Home system worked. 

Of course I fell completely in love!
Vivint Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home

So what is Vivint Smart Home? Well it's exactly how it sounds. It is a Vivint SkyControl Panel placed in your home and it is connected to other devices to help you safely manage your home. There are components you can buy and attach to this panel like a camera doorbell, outdoor cameras, thermostats, Kwikset Smart Lock and more. 

In the top picture you can see the Camera Doorbell, when someone rings your doorbell it will send an alert to your phone and will grab a picture of who is standing there so you can decide what you need to do. If this is someone you know, you can then unlock your door from the FREE app and let them in your home. It grabs an image (it also detects motion) up to 60 feet away and at a 180° and it's also a motion detector so can grab video as well.

You also see the outdoor camera, same concept as the doorbell, it grabs images and video if it detects motion, you can place these anywhere outside on your property.

You also see the Kwikset Smart Lock (I have one of these actually), with batteries in you can manually lock/unlock your door, or you can enter in your code of choice as well to unlock it. But no worries, if your battery runs out you can still use a key.

In the bottom picture you see the Vivint Element Thermostat (the Vivint Smart Home can also connect to the Nest Thermostat, I have this as well), You can easily control the temp of your home from the panel or from the app.

There are also Smart Sensors for your doors and windows and a motion detector you can place in your home.

Vivint can use your existing security services sensors so if you want to end your contract early, they can take it all over for a small fee.

Speaking of, Vivint is NO CONTRACT $50 a month, month to month no contract!!! I love this feature. ALSO you don't even have to pay the monthly fee it just doesn't send videos from your outdoor devices to your panel. It is still full usable, just without video monitoring.

I also love that it's all one app. Currently I have 1 app for ADT, 1 app for Nest and 1 app for Kwikset, and that is annoying to say the least. I like that it's all in one place. And they made the app identical to the Panel so it's easy to get used to.

Vivint also does Smoke and CO protection and garage door control as well. It is 24/7/365 professional monitoring to keep your home as safe as safe can be.

Tell me if you're interested in Vivint Smart Home? These displays are only in Detroit and San Antonio Best Buys Currently. But are coming to other markets soon.


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