Vivint has a reputation for developing sleek, easy-to-use home security and home automation products; the Vivint app is no exception.

Vivint’s mobile app is intuitive and powerful, allowing you to monitor and control your entire Vivint home automation and security system right from the palm of your hand. Whether you’re inside your home or away, you’ll want to take advantage of these six impressive features.

1. Watch Video

You can use your smartphone or other web enabled device to watch video clips, schedule security cameras to start recording at a specific time, or set them up to record when motion is detected.

Vivint offers two security camera types, the Vivint Pan and Tilt Video Camera and the Fixed Lens Camera. The Vivint Pan and Tilt Video Camera swivels, offering you a “live look-around” feature. Using the app, you can check on your kids, find out how your pet is doing, or ensure your elderly relative is safe, all while in a meeting at the office. The app also gives you the power to save preset positions and specific camera angles so, with just a few touches of your device, you’ll know exactly what’s happening inside your home.

2. Record Video

Vivint’s Fixed Lens Camera was designed to start recording video whenever motion is detected, but using the app you can also schedule the camera to record during certain times. Video clips are stored remotely, and can be accessed via the app. Use the Vivint app to search though up to 60 days of event history, tag video clips and save them for later viewing. No matter where you are, you’ll know when someone approaches your front door or enters an “off-limits” area of your home, such as the pool.

3.Control Small Appliances and Lamps

The rush of your family’s morning routine often means small appliances, like coffee pots, get left on. Using the Vivint app you can turn them off remotely. You can also use the app to turn lights and lamps on or off. Get the Vivint app and you’ll never fret over whether you left a light on by mistake. And because you can turn lights and lamps on right from your device, you’ll enjoy the comfort of entering a well-lit environment after a long day at the office.

4. Arm or Disarm Your Security System

Whether you’re down the street or across the world, you’ll feel good knowing that you can use the Vivint app to arm or disarm your Vivint home security system. The app also lets you control any part of your system and tells you the status of your home’s detectors and sensors.

5. Lock or Unlock Doors

Pair electronic door locks with the Vivint app and you’ll enjoy complete control over your home’s exterior entrances. In addition to allowing you to remotely lock and unlock your home’s doors, the app also gives you the power to schedule them in a way that works best for your family. For example, doors can be programmed to lock automatically when you arm your system, or to unlock and let in a worker at a scheduled time.

6. Control Thermostat

Using a computer, smartphone, or tablet and the Vivint app you can adjust your Vivint Smart Thermostat whenever you want, potentially saving energy and money. With thermostat controls you can stop paying to heat or cool your home when you’re away, and ensure your home is the ideal temperature when you walk through the door.

The Vivint app is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry. To use the app you must have a Vivint Go! Control Panel and subscribe to one of the following Vivint service plans: Home Automation, Energy Management or Home Security. If you’re ready to start enjoying comprehensive control over your home, explore all of the features and benefits of a Vivint system.

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Written by Alexia Chianis

Wanderlust junky and mom of two, Alexia is a former police officer and U.S. Army Captain who draws on her experiences to write about a myriad of safety topics. Learn more

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