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.
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.
Vivint signaled it was one of the nation’s home automation market leaders nearly two years ago when it changed its name from APX Alarm to Vivint, rebranding to reflect its expansion beyond home security into home automation services. The company has done so well that it has entered into a deal to be sold to the Blackstone group for more than $2 billion.
Now the Provo, Utah-based summer model company seems to be turning its focus to Canada. A recent press release from the company says that country “ranks among Vivint’s fastest growing markets.”
Here’s more from the news release:
"More than two out of three (68 percent) of Vivint’s Canadian customers in 2012 adopted one or more home automation features after purchasing a Vivint home security system. That was up from 57.6 percent compared to the previous year. Vivint’s home automation features include live video feeds of a home from a smartphone or computer, app-controlled door locks, thermostats, lighting features, alarms, motion detectors, and a variety of sensors."
It appears that Canadians are really eager for home automation services.