|By Business Wire||
|July 23, 2014 08:02 AM EDT||
Vivint™, the largest home automation services provider in North America, serves a wide variety of customers with differing needs. One of these demographics is the Sandwich Generation: adults typically in their 30s and 40s who simultaneously support aging parents and raise children, while planning for their own retirement.
The Pew Research Center estimates that one in every seven Americans (approximately 39 million people) falls into this Sandwich Generation category. That number is expected to grow as the elderly population doubles in the next 25 years. Fortunately for this group, home automation technology like Vivint makes it easier to safeguard both the elderly and the kids.
Home automation features, such as smart security, electronic door locks, and video cameras, make it easier than ever to check in on an elderly parent living across the country, or let the kids in the house after school even while working late. A homeowner can control every part of the Vivint system from a smartphone for greater connection no matter the distance. The end result is a greater sense of security for the adult child and more independence for the parent.
Vivint customer Nancy D. from Chiefland, Florida, knows all about caring for an aging parent with home automation. “My mother has dementia and can somewhat live on her own with supervision,” said Nancy. “Vivint lets me know when my mother is up and moving around in the middle of the night, and even though she’s unable to properly operate the thermostat, the system allows me to set the temperature based on her schedule. This system has allowed me to be in more control without being controlling of my dear mother.”
Vivint is also a fantastic way for parents to connect with their kids, even when a busy schedule sometimes gets in the way. Vivian S. from Hephzibah, Georgia, appreciates the electronic door locks, which allow her children easy entry into the house while keeping their new home secure.
“The keyless entry has been a huge benefit for us,” said Vivian. “My oldest son was always losing his keys, so we had to keep changing our locks. I can also check to see when my kids come home from school. When we first moved into our new home, my husband and I were always working and we had to have someone come to let people in. Now we just set up a temporary door code, rather than give out keys. The flexibility is wonderful!”
For more information on Vivint’s products and services, visit www.vivint.com.
Vivint is the largest home automation services provider in North America. Vivint delivers services through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Our vision is to connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families, health, cars, and businesses. Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package have received the Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint supports more than 800,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.vivint.com.