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Vivint gets new president


PROVO, Utah—Alex Dunn, who previously served as Vivint’s chief operating officer, has been promoted to the position of company president, according to a company statement.

Consumer website debuts ‘Request a Quote’ feature for ADT, Vivint and others


PHILADELPHIA—, a consumer home security and alarm system review, has added a new function to its website that allows customers to find quotes for security systems, according to a company statement.

Vivint: 'Disruptive innovation' key to success

Company sees 'more opportunity to disrupt' and joins new business trend by hiring chief innovation officer

PROVO, Utah—“Disruptive innovation”—shaking up the traditional security model to create new markets—is a major reason for Vivint’s success, according to Vivint COO Alex Dunn.

Interface completes $230m refi, gets new $45m revolver

Imperial Capital advises, predicts more high-yield bond deals

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, based here, last week completed a $230 million bond deal and also secured a new $45 million revolver from Capital One.

Vivint innovates with new position

Vivint is the second prominent home security/home automation company—ADT was first—to create and fill an innovation officer job

PROVO, Utah—Vivint announced today that it has created a new position—chief strategy and innovation officer—and has named Matthew Eyring, a prominent strategy consultant, to the job.

Vivint wins recognition for tech service


PROVO, Utah—Vivint recently received a Mobile Star Award, winning the best asset tracking and field service category, according to a company statement.

Former Vivint CFO joins Viamedia


LEXINGTON, Ky.—Chris Black, who recently departed as chief financial officer at Vivint, has been named to the same position at Viamedia, which is based here and specializes in selling advertising to local, regional and national advertisers on behalf of U.S.

Vivint raises $1.5 million for charitable ventures


PROVO, Utah—Vivint today announced it raised $1.5 million through its 2012 Vivint Gives Back “Year of Service” Initiative, according to a company statement. The money was generated solely through employee contributions and Vivint corporate matches.

Blackstone closes on Vivint purchase

Deal will allow Vivint to ramp up inside sales; company also is seeking new CFO

PROVO, Utah—The deal is done: The Blackstone Group has officially closed on its purchase of home automation/home security giant Vivint for more than $2 billion.

Vivint: Canada fast-growing home automation market

Reasons include sales strategy and customer interest

PROVO, Utah—Vivint, a home automation/home security company based here, is finding Canadian homeowners very receptive to home automation, adopting it at rates that exceed those in the United States.