With outdoor cameras, Shannon and Ray don’t have to go outside to investigate every unusual sound. Recently at night, they heard a loud bang in the front yard. Using the app, they could see that it was just garbage cans knocked over by the wind. They were also happy to realize they could preserve family memories by saving video clips of their kids having fun in the backyard.
Doorbell Camera: Your Front Door from Anywhere
Tonya was out to eat when she received a motion-activated notification from her doorbell camera. She opened the app and saw a stranger eyeing a package that had just been delivered. Tonya used the two-way talk feature to question the person, which caused them to run away. On other occasions, while away from home unexpectedly, she's used the app to let her housekeeper and friends from out of town inside.
Bill and Deloris
Amazon Echo: Relax with Voice Control
Bill and Deloris have been retired for a number of years, and they love using voice commands for simple tasks. Without having to get up, they can ask Alexa (through their Amazon Echo) to adjust the room temperature, to open and lock doors, to turn lights on and off, and to arm their security system. As a great bonus, Alexa also answers many of their daily questions, plays their favorite music, and reads audiobooks, news and weather.
Smart App: Control from Anywhere
As a single parent, Chris loves the convenience of his smart home system. When his kids are running in and out of the house, Chris can use the app to keep an eye on them and see if doors need to be closed. When a sitter is watching the kids, he can use the app to make sure things are going well. And since he's usually rushed when leaving on vacation, Chris can always check his app to see if the thermostat is set correctly and if doors are locked.
Vivint Home Security: Always Protected
Julie lives alone in a house, so she had a security system installed in order to feel safer. Several months later, her security alarm sounded while she was sleeping. Vivint called her within seconds and immediately dispatched the police. By checking her smart home app, Julie could tell that a window had been broken, but no doors had been opened. Several days later, she e-mailed video footage of the incident to the police, which helped them apprehend the suspect.
Brian and Catherine
Smoke Detector: It Could Have Been Worse
Brian and Catherine were at the movies when they received a notification on their phone. Vivint called seconds later to let them know the smoke detector had gone off and the fire department was immediately dispatched. They raced home to find their garage damaged by fire, but the rest of their house was safe. Without Vivint monitoring, the fire could have been much worse.
Lisa and Andrew
CO Sensor: A True Lifesaver
Lisa, Andrew and their two children were sleeping, when the alarm sounded on their main panel. They ran downstairs to hear a Vivint Smart Home Specialist telling them it was a carbon monoxide alert and the fire department had been dispatched. It was soon discovered that a faulty furnace had been emitting CO, endangering the life of the family. Lisa and Andrew counted their blessings for a tragedy avoided.