Home automation and security systems are usually an expensive proposition. While the Apple App Store offers several home automation apps, none of these can match the feature set and cost-effectiveness offered by Vivint. Whether it’s your home security system, lighting or any other electronic appliances, Vivint claims to be the most comprehensive home automation and security app for the iPhone.
The Vivint iPhone app offers full remote access, thereby providing a facility to manage all of your Vivint systems?security, energy, and home automation?from your smartphone, computer, or web-enabled device. Though the Vivint app was originally available only for the iPhone, the company in April unveiled an updated universal app which runs on both iPhone and iPad.
The Vivint app lets you securely log you into your home automation/ system over the Internet. The application features 5 tabs – Status, Arming, History, Video and More.
As the name itself suggests, the ‘Status’ tab provides a list of the status of all components of your home security system as shown below.
The ‘Arming’ tab lets you remotely arm or disarm your home security system.
The ‘History’ tab provides a detailed history of all sessions (login, logout operations) as well as all arm and disarm commands.
The video tab lets you watch live and recorded clips from your home security cameras. The app also provides customizable email and regular texts or push notifications for all events related to your home security system.
So, you need not be worried if you forgot to lock the door, turn off the lights, set the air-conditioner or turn on the alarm. If you have the Vivint app on your iPhone or iPad, you can do all of these operations by connecting to your home system via the Internet. To summarize, Vivint offers the convenience of anytime anywhere access for your home automation system.
If you are looking for an affordable home automation system to use along with your iPhone, we recommend you give Vivint a try!