Vivint’s award-winning home security monitoring keeps the people you care about most safe. When smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, and intruders threaten your home, every second counts. Vivint’s one-touch emergency notification puts you in direct contact with monitoring teams and first responders in seconds.
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The majority of home break-ins occur when nobody’s home. The Vivint Smart Home app keeps you connected to your home security when you’re away. Get alerts whenever a smart door locks, an alarm sounds, or an intruder is detected. Access your security cameras and keep a real-time eye on your home from anywhere. We service the greater Portsmouth Virginia area.
Always know if your home is secure. Door, motion, and window sensors alert Vivint Sky when triggered and notify you. Forced entries are picked up by wireless sensors that send instant alerts. Monitoring teams work 24/7 and are always ready to respond to an emergency even when you can’t.
Did You Know
Most residential crimes result from victims leaving their home or vehicle unsecured. People who have never been a victim of crime take for granted the necessity of securing their home and property. Thieves are aware of this and actively search for easy unsecured access points. They often access homes and garages through doors and windows that have been left unlocked. The effort is minimal, and it makes their presence more challenging to detect. Once inside, the average thief takes only three to five minutes before getting what they want and leaving. We service the greater Portsmouth Virginia area.
Never leave keys to your home outdoors in certain places. Anyone wanting into your home is likely to check underneath doormats, and potted plants since these are used more than you might want to admit. Be as discrete as you can, or leave keys with a trusted neighbor who is home a lot.
Keep track of guests, children, elders, and pets when you’re away with Vivint Ping Cameras. The security cameras feature a one-way video, two-way talk, and one-touch callout to give you total control and peace of mind wherever you are. Other home security cameras only let you observe; Ping gives you a direct video-chat hotline between you and your home.
Get 24/7 security outside your home with Vivint Outdoor Cameras. The cameras combine high resolution, smart motion detection, and night vision. Smart clip capabilities record whatever is happening outside your home for evidence, while the live video allows you to keep an eye on your property from your phone when you’re away.
Did You Know
60% of burglars said the presence of security cameras is a significant deterrent. Neighborhoods with large amounts of security cameras have fewer reported residential break-ins than communities with little or no cameras. There is no need to lay cable when installing wireless security cameras, making them easy to install. The ease of installation, burglar deterrent factor, and ability to remotely monitor have created demand for wireless security cameras higher than ever before.
Only allow maids and cleaning services to have a key to the house if they are known to be trustworthy. Make sure you know they are legitimate before giving out the key. Check their references very carefully. Contact your local Better Business Bureau to find out more about the reputation of the cleaner you hired.
The Vivint Sky Control Panel gives you communication and control in one place. The panel is a hub that moderates communications between you and all of your home automation products. The intuitive touch-screen dashboard allows you to manage everything from one place. A two-way talk feature links directly to the Vivint Smart Home security monitoring teams.
With the addition of the Vivint Smart Home app, your home automation becomes mobile. The easy to navigate screen makes it a breeze to adjust lighting, climate controls, door locks, monitor security cameras, arm your security systems, and interact with visitors at your door. Take total control of your home from anywhere.
Did you know,
In the late ’90s, smart homes, also known as home automation, began to increase in popularity. As a result, a new market for home automation technology emerged. With growing demand and more buying options, smart homes started to become a more affordable option. The smart homes of today are designed for comfort, security, and living with more energy efficiency.
Today’s smart homes are the most sustainable and safe home in human history. What’s changed most is the degree of connectivity and interactivity today’s smart homes offer homeowners. Remote mobile control, automated lights, automated thermostat adjustment, scheduling appliances, emergency support, and remote video surveillance have transformed the home automation experience.
Walls make the perfect hiding spot. You should think about hiding certain small valuables within your walls. All you need is a wall opening you're not using (something like a phone jack, electrical box, or switch plate). Even if every single dish in your home is being used, you can purchase a fake one purpose-built for concealing valuables.
An undetected fire can destroy a modern home in minutes. Vivint Smart Home includes advanced smoke detectors equipped with photoelectric sensors to sound the alarm when increased heat or smoke are detected. With Vivint Smart Home smoke detection, you know about fire danger before you smell the smoke.
Candles, kerosene heaters, and outdoor stoves are all significant contributors to house fires. Because the Vivint SkyControl Panel has backup batteries installed, your fire alarm keeps working even if there’s a power outage in your area. If a fire starts when you’re away from home, you’ll be notified through your mobile device at the same time the Vivint monitoring team gets the alert.
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Electro-chemical sensors alert you when toxic gasses reach hazardous levels in your home. Vivint provides you with smart tech carbon monoxide detectors to strategically place around danger zones within your home. Rest assured, knowing a malfunctioning furnace will never turn into a life-threatening situation. Unlike other stand-alone indicators, all Vivint sensors connect to the Vivint Smart Home Cloud to give you full access monitoring and 24/7 support.
Smart Homes are Now for Everyone
Not that long ago, the thought of controlling your home with your phone was unthinkable. But with the rapid innovation of wireless technology, the smart home is here and adding a level of convenience and security to homeownership that has never been experienced. Whether you’re at home, work, or across the globe on vacation, you can always know the status of your home. In the early days of smart home innovations, only people who could afford the new technology were benefiting from intelligent homes. Now, smart home tech is available at affordable prices for all homeowners.
Not only are smart homes making homeowner’s lives much more comfortable, but they’re also dramatically increasing safety. A smart home starts taking action in an emergency before the homeowner even realizes there is an emergency. For example, in the event of a fire, the homeowner will be woken with a fire alarm, and at the same time, the doors will unlock, and the fire department will be notified.
Energy Efficient Homes
Smart homes are also more energy-efficient. Systems like Z-Wave and ZigBee can put themselves into “sleep” mode when not in use, and “wake up” when needed. Monthly electric bills are reduced when lights are automatically turned off when people leave a room, and room temperatures can be automatically adjusted based on who is in the place and pre-set times. You can track how much energy your home is using and program it to be useless.
Helping the Elderly and Disabled
A smart home can be a tremendous help for an elderly or disabled person who lives alone. A smart home can notify the homeowner when it’s time to take medicine, alert the hospital if the resident falls, and even track how much they are eating. If the resident is forgetful, a smart home can perform tasks like shutting off the water before a tub overflows or turning off the oven. It allows loved ones who can’t keep an eye on their loved ones when they’re not able to be close.
Make Your Smart Home Secure
Some homeowners are concerned about how secure a smart home really is. They wonder if the system can be vulnerable because it’s based on technology and traditional things like steel deadbolts and window bars. This is a valid concern, and there are things you should do to maximize your smart home’s security.
Consider your Wi-Fi router the “front-door” of your home’s security. Like any front door, it should be solid and equipped with strong locks. Your Wi-Fi router connects all your devices and makes them work together. Getting the best Wi-Fi router you can find, then securing it is critical to making your smart home secure.
Keep Your Software Up to Date – Don’t put off installing software updates on your devices. Often, it’s a patch for a discovered security flaw.
If you are going away on vacation, don't brag about it to friends, co-workers, or on Face book. If you share the fact that you are going to be out of town for several days, you might come back to an empty house. Even though your friends or co-workers are trustworthy, you do not know who else they may inadvertently tell who may not be so honest.