A Review of the Vivint SkyControl Panel

Written by | Updated May 13, 2016

Vivint Sky Panel

If you’re looking for a comprehensive home security system, you’ll want to research several different types and brands before making a decision. And if one of the systems you’re considering is Vivint Smart Home™, start by learning more about the key features of its central nervous system, the SkyControl™ panel.

About Vivint SkyControl

Vivint Smart Home is a Cloud-based smart home monitoring system. With help from the SkyControl touch screen control panel, you can connect and control all your Vivint smart devices, including your thermostat, door locks, lights, appliances, and cameras. At just seven inches, the SkyControl uses Wi-Fi, radio frequency (RF), and Z-Wave technology to communicate with the connected devices and streamline the process for users. The wall-mounted control panel can be accessed in person, via the Vivint Sky app, or using the web console. No matter where you are — at home, at work, running errands, or on vacation — you can make sure that doors are locked, energy is being conserved, and your home is well monitored.

Easy Installation and Customization

If the thought of installing and customizing your own system intimidates you, fear not. With purchase of a qualifying package, a Vivint consultant will install your system for free. Depending on the package you choose, you may also customize your system with the security features that are most important to you: from window sensors to smoke detectors to outdoor cameras. No matter which package you go with, Vivint Smart Home offers 24/7 monitoring and speedy response in case of emergency — plus you can add up to 48 unique user codes to the SkyControl panel so you always know who has access to your system. Every piece of Vivint equipment, including the SkyControl, comes with a lifetime warranty.

Direct Technical Support and Emergency Assistance

With two-way communication enabled, the SkyControl panel can be used to directly access technical support from Vivint. Just press the button on the panel and talk to a monitoring representative. The panel also has a dedicated panic button, which allows you to immediately contact emergency services for burglary, fire, and medical emergencies.

Dynamic Home Security

Vivint Smart Home is first and foremost a dynamic security system designed to help keep your home safe from intruders. SkyControl allows you to arm and disarm your system, adjust alarm sounds, and view live and recorded video quickly and easily — right from the panel. To reduce the occurrence of false alarms, a dispatcher will attempt to communicate with you through the control panel when an alarm is triggered before contacting first responders. The SkyControl runs on AC power with a battery backup, which means the system can contact Vivint servers even if a burglar shuts down the power to your home or destroys the control panel.

Smart Home Efficiency

Vivint Smart Home goes beyond traditional home security by logging homeowners’ activity patterns in order to improve both security and energy efficiency, effectively operating as an executive assistant for your smart home devices. For example, if both your alarm system and air conditioner are activated, but sensors indicate that nobody is home, SkyControl will recommend you adjust the temperature in your home to save energy. As the system familiarizes itself with your daily routines, it may suggest a schedule for your thermostat, lights, or appliances so that you aren’t paying to heat or power an empty home.

Whether the air conditioner is running in an empty house, appliances have accidentally been left on, or the alarm system has not be armed, you are kept in the loop and are able to make desired changes no matter where you are. The Vivint SkyControl panel is one of the most effective home-monitoring options in terms of security and efficiency on the market today.

Written by Jack Frey

Jack is a tech fanatic who loves to write about home security, internet service providers, entertainment, and business trends. He believes that successful people practice the fundamentals of their given discipline in everyday life. Learn more

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