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Sonic sensing

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving image data associated with an area via an image sensor, receiving sound data associated with an object via an audio sensor, analyzing the image data in relation to the sound data, detecting an... Vivint Inc

Authentication for keyless building entry

Systems and methods for controlling access to a building associated with a security and/or automation system may include detecting a presence of at least one person positioned proximate an entry to the building, collecting one or more biometric identifiers from the at least one person, identifying one or more devices... Vivint Inc

Automatic system access using facial recognition

Methods and systems are described for automatic system access using facial recognition. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for automatic system access using facial recognition includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor... Vivint Inc

Systems and methods for measuring calorie intake

Systems and methods for measuring calorie input are described. A calorie measure may be maintained. At least one image of a food item may be captured. The at least one image of the food item may be transmitted to a server. A calories consumed value may be received from the... Vivint Inc

Efficient management of indoor conditions

The present disclosure relates to efficiently managing indoor conditions. Efficient management comprises opening barriers to openings to a building to reduce the use of a heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system. Reducing the use of an HVAC system may reduce monetary costs to a user of the HVAC system and... Vivint Inc

Methods for prompting a user to use enhanced automation system features, and systems and devices related thereto

A control panel is used to control and/or monitor an automation system. The automation system may also be used in connection with one or more enhanced services, such as a remote access service. The remote access service may allow a user to control or monitor some or all aspects of... Vivint Inc

Methods and system for providing an alarm trigger bypass

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving, at a home automation system, data from a detachable broadcasting device indicating an authenticated biosignature, the biosignature being authenticated at the detachable broadcasting device, and the biosignature being associated with an animate object... Vivint Inc

Integrated system component and electronic device

A computer-implemented method for implementing an integrated device includes operating a component of a security and/or automation system, wherein the component is housed with an electronic device that is connected to electrical wiring of a building, communicating between the component and a control panel of the security and/or automation system,... Vivint Inc

Communications protocol

The disclosure may relate to a communications protocol between a mobile device and a control panel, or a mobile device and a server associated with the automation system. The communication protocol may reduce a size of data transferred between the mobile device and control panel ensuring the user does not... Vivint Inc

Panel control over broadband

Systems and methods for communicating between components of a security and/or automation system include establishing a two-way call between a control panel and a central station of the security and/or automation system using a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) channel connection, and after establishing the two-way call, communicating data between... Vivint Inc

Node directed multicast traffic management mesh networks

Systems and related methods include node directed management of multicast traffic within a wireless mesh network. A wireless mesh network may include a plurality of mesh nodes and a central server in communication with at least one of the mesh nodes of the plurality of mesh nodes. The central server... Vivint Inc

Smart stay day

In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation systems, may offer a user the peace of mind of having an automation system active while the user is present in a residence. False alarms may become costly to both the user of the automation system and to... Vivint Inc

Systems and methods for monitoring globally distributed remote storage devices

Methods and systems are described for remotely monitoring a plurality of distributed remote storage devices. An example computer implemented method includes locally collecting monitoring data for one of the plurality of distributed remote storage devices, and periodically sending at least one of an aggregate of the locally recorded monitoring data... Vivint Inc

Package delivery techniques

Methods and systems are described for communicating action instructions between a home automation system and a mobile robotic device. In some embodiments, methods may comprise receiving, from a first device, information regarding a delivery of a package to a first location, determining that a mobile robotic device and the first... Vivint Inc

Remote talk down to panel, camera and speaker

Methods and systems are described for storing video content collected by a home automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for accessing video content collected by a home automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory... Vivint Inc

System and methods for correlating sound events to security and/or automation system operations

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a first sound event at a home entry point using one or more sensors. The method may further include receiving input to associate at least one home automation system operation with the first... Vivint Inc

Street watch

Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, methods may include receiving, from a first device at a first location, a request to access data associated with a time period from a second device at a second location, the data comprising at least... Vivint Inc

Drone enabled street watch

Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, methods may include receiving, from a first device, a request to capture data during an identified time period at a first location, determining that a mobile camera device and the first device are part of... Vivint Inc

Networked security cameras and automation

Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, methods may include obtaining data from a first sensor at a first location, receiving identification data related to a person or an event at the first location; comparing the obtained data with the identification data,... Vivint Inc

Managing audio output through an intermediary

The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for managing audio output through an intermediary. In some embodiments, an audio controller emulates a direct connection between an audio source device and an audio output device. In other embodiments, audio content local to an audio controller is combined... Vivint Inc

White or off-white hidden display apparatus, system, and method

A hidden display apparatus, system, and method. A display apparatus embodiment may include a face layer and a projection layer, with the projection layer positioned behind the face layer. The face layer may include a front side and a back side. The front side may include a first area configured... Vivint Inc

Smart vacation

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In some embodiments, the method may include detecting departure data relating to at least one of an occupant and a premises, identifying a likelihood of an absence in relation to the premises based at least in part on the departure data,... Vivint Inc

Hinge sensor for barrier

Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining an open state of a barrier includes confirming a first position for the barrier, the barrier having at least one hinge and a hinge sensor mounted to the at least one... Vivint Inc

Smart wake

Methods and systems for security and/or automation systems are described. In some embodiments, the methods may include identifying an area of a premises associated with an occupant, identifying a wake up time associated with the occupant, identifying a location associated with the occupant, and initiating one or more automated actions... Vivint Inc

Entity detection

A computer-implemented method for entity detection is described. In one embodiment, an entity passing through a perimeter of a predefined area is detected via a camera. Upon detecting the entity passing through the perimeter of the predefined area, a type of the entity is classified from an image of the... Vivint Inc

Door to door sales management tool

A door to door sales management tool utilizes a computer system for visually dividing geographic areas among sales teams. The system can be configured to display on a digital interface a visual depiction of a map. The system can also be configured to receive one or more indications defining boundaries... Vivint Inc

Correlating resource usage data to a waste scoring system

A method for correlating energy usage data and water usage data to a waste scoring system is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving energy usage data and water usage data from a plurality of users, identifying at least one user group from the plurality of users based on... Vivint Inc

Reducing bandwidth via voice detection

A method for an automation system is described. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring for detection of sound via a microphone on a security camera. The security camera is configured to generate an audio stream and a video stream and to transmit the audio and video streams via a... Vivint Inc

Occupancy detection by social media

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving social media data via a signal, analyzing the social media data based at least in part on a first parameter, identifying occupancy information based at least in part on the analyzing, and assessing a... Vivint Inc

Voice control component installation

A method for voice control component installation is described. In one embodiment, a speech recognizable input spoken by an installer is identified, the speech recognizable input relating to installation of a system component. The system component is in communication with a control panel. An installation task for the system component... Vivint Inc

Water leak detection

Systems and methods for detecting water leaks using a security and/or automation system includes receiving total water usage data for a home, receiving water usage data for known sources in the home, receiving occupancy data for at least one occupant in the home, and determining a water leak based at... Vivint Inc

Event based monitoring of a person

In some instances, a person may need monitoring. The monitoring may be based on age, or on other factors such as abilities and functionality. The monitoring may enable a supervising person to remotely receive updates regarding the subject person. The supervising person may enter in various biometric parameters to monitor.... Vivint Inc

Automated nap mode

A method for a nap mode in a security/automation system is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a trigger for a nap mode of a home automation system and upon detecting the nap mode trigger, activating the nap mode of the home automation system.... Vivint Inc

Family member tracking

A method for security/automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving, at an automation system, an instruction from a first user, the instruction including a request for a location of one or more second users; analyzing, at the automation system, one or more location parameters associated... Vivint Inc

Smart door lock

In some embodiments, systems, methods, and techniques relating to security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation systems, may include determining a presence of a first device proximate at least one entry to a location, obtaining information related to an identification of an entity associated with the at least... Vivint Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287296

Home automation communication system

A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising determining a presence of a first occupant in a first room at a predefined location, the first room communicatively coupled to a first electronic device capable of receiving input; receiving a request for communication with the first occupant by a remote computer... Vivint Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287471

Systems and methods for personifying communications

Systems and methods are described for personifying communications. According to at least one embodiment, the computer-implemented method for personifying a natural-language communication includes observing a linguistic pattern of a user. The method may also include analyzing the linguistic pattern of the user and adapting the natural-language communication based at least... Vivint Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288893

Identification graph theory

Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, these may include detecting a presence of a person at a location; determine a first identification datum associated with the person; calculating a first probability of identification based at least in part on the first... Vivint Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278363

Emergency doorbell communicator

Systems, apparatuses, and methods relating to security and/or automation systems are described. In one embodiment, a method may include determining an emergency condition at a structure, detecting a user such as an emergency responder at a boundary of the structure, determining a characteristic of the user at the boundary, and... Vivint Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278369

Home automation communication system

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving occupancy data associated with a home. The method may further include automatically selectively broadcasting an audio stream to at least one of a plurality of speakers in the home based, at least in... Vivint Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279721

Wired data-connection aggregation

According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to transmit data is described. The data being transmitted over a wired data-connection may be identified. The identified data may be parsed into two or more parts. A first part of the identified data may be transmitted over a primary wired... Vivint Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258686

Smart pill box and medical compliance monitoring

Methods and systems are described for monitoring medication use with a home automation system. An example medication monitoring system includes a medication storage device, a proximity device, and a dispenser module. The medication storage device is configured to hold a plurality of medications. The proximity device is configured to detect... Vivint Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263086

Techniques to extend a doorbell chime

Methods, systems, and devices for security and/or automation systems are described. In some embodiments, the methods may include detecting an input at a doorbell, and communicating the detected input to a doorbell signal generating component associated with the doorbell based at least in part on the detecting. The methods may... Vivint Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264544

Systems and methods for centrally-assisted distributed hash table

Methods and systems are described managing module for locating a target storage device among a plurality of storage devices connected via a network. A computer implemented method includes sending registration information to a central directory, wherein the registration information includes at least an address of one of the plurality of... Vivint Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246739

Smart home robot assistant

Methods and systems are described for robot transportation of objects into or out of a home automation system. One example may include determining, by a mobile robotic device, that an object is available to cross a boundary of the home automation system. The method may include deactivating at least a... Vivint Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243454

Dynamic linking of security systems

The present disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for dynamically linking a first security system and a second security system. A method may include selectively linking a first security system and a second security system based on one or more link conditions. The method may further include receiving one... Vivint Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245124

Event triggered messaging

Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, these may include a first user recording a message and the message being broadcast or conveyed to a second user based on the second user's identity and/or location and/or a relevant time of recording or... Vivint Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245125

Event triggered messaging

Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, these may include a first user recording a message and the message being broadcast or conveyed to a second user based on the second user's identity and/or location and/or a relevant time of recording or... Vivint Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245344

Identity-based environment adjusting techniques

A method, apparatus, and system for security and/or automation systems, for adjusting a home environment. Some method embodiments involving a lighting system may include receiving data relating to an occupant of a home from a sensor, analyzing the data, identifying the occupant based at least in part on the analyzing,... Vivint Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236009

Automated camera stitching

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting, via a first camera at a premises, an object, identifying a first set of images of the object among multiple images captured by the first camera, identifying a second set of images of... Vivint Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236193

Integrated secure delivery

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method includes integrating, via a processor of a first computing device, a secure delivery option in relation to a checkout interface of a point of sale (POS) system. In some cases, the method includes receiving, via the... Vivint Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237577

Using a control panel as a wireless access point

A method for providing wireless access to one or more wireless devices using an automation system control panel is described. In one embodiment, a communication link is established between an automation system control panel and one or more automation components. Settings are applied to configure the automation system control panel... Vivint Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238285

Simultaneous channel switching within a mesh network

A computer-implemented method for channel switching in a mesh network is described. In one embodiment, a beacon is sent. The beacon includes a channel change request in both proprietary and standard formats. The channel change request includes an instruction to change to a particular channel and a timing synchronization function... Vivint Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227977

Projecting terminal power supply

An assembly, method, apparatus, and system for supplying power to security, life safety, information technology, and/or automation system components is disclosed. Some embodiments may include a power supply with a projecting terminal and a cable having a first end with an electrical contact surface for contacting a power transmitting surface... Vivint Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220014
08/03/17 / #20170220242

Home security system with touch-sensitive control panel

A security system includes a control panel and sensors for monitoring conditions related to the security of a residential or commercial location. The control panel communicates with the sensors and displays information related to the operation of the security system. The control panel may also receive user input. User input... Vivint Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220872

Enhanced doorbell camera interactions

Techniques are described for enhanced interactions for a security automation system using a doorbell camera. One method includes detecting, by the doorbell camera, that a person is located within a distance threshold to an entry of a structure based on received sensor data; identifying, by the doorbell camera, a suggested... Vivint Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211838

Image based hvac

Methods and systems for image based HVAC control are described. In one embodiments, the systems and methods include detecting a presence of a person that satisfies a predetermined age criteria in a first room of a premises, determining a current temperature of the first room, determining a temperature setting associated... Vivint Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212688

Using hard drive on panels for data storage

Methods and systems are described for controlling an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for data storage in an automation and security system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable... Vivint Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213088

Input at indoor camera to determine privacy

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing automatic, adaptive privacy for security and/or automation systems. In some embodiments, the method may include operating a plurality of video monitoring components of the security and/or automation system, and detecting a first occupant in a location associated with the security... Vivint Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214692

Relayed network access control systems and methods

A computer system for authenticating and managing network traffic may comprise a network link providing a connection to a network, an authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server configured to provide AAA management for the network link, an access controller configured to communicate with the AAA server and to control access... Vivint Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206766

Occupancy-targeted baby monitoring

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for security and/or automation systems. The methods may include detecting an event in a home associated with a first occupant of the home, and identifying a presence of a second occupant in the home. In any embodiment, the second occupant may... Vivint Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206767

Sleep state monitoring

A method for operating a security and/or automation system is described. A sensor may identify when a first person is in a sleep state. The sensor may detect a disturbance in the sleep state, and alert a second person when the detected disturbance satisfies one or more disturbance parameters.... Vivint Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206769

Security system with earthquake detection

The present disclosure relates to approaches for detecting and monitoring for earthquakes using a control unit of a security system. A security system may include a plurality of sensors that detect alarm conditions and send alarm condition messages to a control unit for the security system. The control unit may... Vivint Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206928

Adaptive video playback

Methods and systems for routing messages are described. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a security system of a premises, identifying a video file captured by the security system of the premises, determining one or more aspects of the video file, selecting a first playback speed based on the... Vivint Inc

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07/06/17 / #20170193720

Guest mode access

The present disclosure relates to a method for security and/or automation systems. In some embodiments, the method may include receiving a reservation request for a reservation at a building from a guest. The method may further include approving the reservation request. The method may further include automatically communicating a temporary... Vivint Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193798

Refuse removal reminders

According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to communicate refuse reminders to a user of an automation system is disclosed. A proximity of at least one refuse bin to a base station may be detected at a predetermined time period prior to the refuse removal day using one... Vivint Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195625

Home automation system-initiated calls

Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for security and/or automation systems are described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving a call initiation instruction at a video monitoring component of a home automation system. The method may further include analyzing the call initiation instruction, and communicating a call request from the... Vivint Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195636

Home automation system-initiated calls

Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for security and/or automation systems are described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving a call initiation instruction at a video monitoring component of a home automation system. The method may further include analyzing the call initiation instruction, and communicating a call request from the... Vivint Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178489

Keypad projection

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a proximity of a user at a home automation device. The method may further include projecting an external display of home automation system information from the home automation device onto a surface. In... Vivint Inc

06/22/17 / #20170181151

Narrow beam mesh network

Methods, apparatuses, and systems relating to narrow beam communications and wireless networking are disclosed. Exemplary methods for wireless networking and communications may include identifying a geographic area, receiving topography data related to the geographic area, analyzing the topography data, identifying a first line of sight path related to a first... Vivint Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156274

System and methods for providing remote irrigation system operation

The present disclosure relates systems and methods for providing remote irrigation system operation. In any embodiment, the method for a home automation system may include coupling an irrigation control bypass module with a legacy irrigation control panel associated with a legacy irrigation automation system. The method may also include setting... Vivint Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156608

Monitoring baby physical characteristics

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring baby physical characteristics. In some embodiments, the method may include projecting light from a video monitoring system toward a monitored user, and detecting a heart rate of the monitored user at the video monitoring system based at least in part... Vivint Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159952

Alarm-clock triggered systems

In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation systems, may offer a user the comforts of automatically controlling HVAC settings based at least in part on an alarm. The automation system may provide automatically meet desired HVAC conditions at select times and provide a more comfortable... Vivint Inc

05/25/17 / #20170149651

Multicast traffic management within a wireless mesh network

The present disclosure relates to a management of multicast traffic within a wireless mesh network. In some embodiments, a wireless mesh network includes a plurality of mesh nodes and a central server in communication with at least one of the mesh nodes of the plurality of mesh nodes. In some... Vivint Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142114

Anti-takeover network attached peripherals

Methods, systems, and devices are described for the prevention of network peripheral takeover activity. Peripheral devices may implement an anti-takeover mechanism limiting the number of available device command classes when certain handshake and verification requirements are not met. Anti-takeover peripheral devices with protection enabled may be relocated within a controller... Vivint Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134698

Video composite techniques

A method for a security and/or automation system is described. The method may include receiving, from a first camera in a first location, a first video; receiving, from a second camera in a second location, a second video; analyzing at least one of the first video and the second video;... Vivint Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134595

Automated image album

In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems may offer users automated generation of shared albums among individuals relating to one or more events. The individuals may be known individuals or unknown individuals. For example, the albums may be of intimate settings such as holiday meals or birthdays, or may be... Vivint Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134965

Mesh network adjustment

Methods, apparatuses, and systems relating to narrow beam communications and wireless networking are disclosed. Exemplary methods for wireless networking and communications may include identifying a geographic area, receiving location data relating to the geographic area, receiving network performance data, analyzing the location data and the network performance data, identifying a... Vivint Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112079

Method and system for managing an irrigation schedule

A method for managing an irrigation schedule is described. Data related to soil at a location may be received from a first sensor by way of a first wireless communication. Data related to weather at the location may be received from a second sensor by way of a second wireless... Vivint Inc

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04/27/17 / #20170116833

Active infrared sensor

Methods and systems are described for monitoring a monitored space. An example computer-implemented method for monitoring a monitored space includes periodically emitting with an active infrared sensor a modulated infrared signal into a monitored space being monitored by a home automation system, receiving with the active infrared sensor the modulated... Vivint Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116835

Anti-theft doorbell camera

In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation system, may provide deterrents to the illicit acquisition of a device unique to the automation system. The system may enable a device to self-detect when the device is either stolen and/or the potential victim of hacking. The automation... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111301

Client side queue sharding

Methods and systems for routing messages are described. In one embodiment, the method includes generating a plurality of message exchanges of a message broker, generating a plurality of message queues of the message broker, and generating a first queue shard of a plurality of queue shards. In some embodiments, generating... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109518

Secure unlock of a device

A control panel may prevent access to one or more aspects of the control panel based at least in part on one or more security parameters. The security parameters may include a default locked status and a takeover locked status. The default locked status may prevent a user or other... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109983

System and methods for correlating sound events to security and/or automation system operations

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a first sound event at a home entry point using one or more sensors. The method may further include receiving input to associate at least one home automation system operation with the first... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109984

Adjustable movement detection doorbell

Systems, apparatuses, and methods relating to security system and automation monitoring are described. In one embodiment a method may include receiving motion detection data via an electrical signal, analyzing the motion detection data based at least in part on a first parameter, identifying a movement of an object based at... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109985

Proximity based security monitoring

In one embodiment, a method to monitor a proximity of an item within the confines of an automation system is described. The method may comprise setting one or more monitoring thresholds for an item. The monitoring threshold factors are communicating by a sensor proximate the item. The method may receive... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109998

Mobile supported disarming

In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems, hereinafter referred to as automation systems, may enable a user to deactivate a security portion of an automation system using a mobile device. An automation system may detect the presence of an authorized mobile device which may modify a status of at least... Vivint Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111787

Secure key fob

Systems, apparatuses, and methods relating to operating a security system are described. In one embodiment a method may include receiving at a receiving unit a protected signal sent from a portable transmitter, the receiving unit in communication with a security system panel, assessing at least one characteristic of the protected... Vivint Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089713

Security system with traffic monitoring

The present disclosure relates to approaches for providing real time traffic information to a user using a control panel of a building automation system. The control panel includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory that are executable by the processor... Vivint Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094530

Uav network design

Methods, apparatuses, and systems relating to drone-assisted mesh network design are disclosed. Exemplary methods for wireless networking and communications may include identifying a geographic area, receiving topographic data obtained by an unmanned air vehicle at a first predetermined height, the topographic data relating to the geographic area, analyzing the topographic... Vivint Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084144

Magnetic hinge sensor for barrier

Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining an open state of a barrier may include identifying a first position for the barrier, the barrier having at least one hinge and a hinge sensor magnetically mounted to the at... Vivint Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084145

Verifying occupancy of a building

A method for detecting occupancy of a building is described. In one embodiment, the method includes using a microphone to monitor for sounds at a building, detecting a sound via the microphone, and determining whether the sound is made by a human or made by an animal. In some cases,... Vivint Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068807

Interface of an automation system

According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to interface with an automation system is disclosed. One or more activation parameters and deactivation parameters may be identified associated with a mobile control panel. A concealed interface of the mobile control panel may be activated based at least in part... Vivint Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061750

Home automation communication system

A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising determining a presence of a first occupant in a first room at a predefined location, the first room communicatively coupled to a first electronic device capable of receiving input; receiving a request for communication with the first occupant by a remote computer... Vivint Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054944

Managing telephonic communications

According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to manage incoming communications is described. An incoming call may be received on a landline. One or more devices may be located within a predetermined area based at least in part on the receipt of the incoming call. The incoming call... Vivint Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039111

Systems and methods for smart home data storage

System and methods for storing data include detecting presence of one or more computing devices within a defined geographic area, automatically copying media stored on the one or more computing devices, storing the copied media on a backup storage device, and grouping the stored copied media by at least one... Vivint Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039476

System and methods for home automation system calendar coordination

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one example, the method may include receiving scheduling data associated with a schedule for each of two or more users at a home automation system. The method may further include comparing the received scheduling data for each of the two... Vivint Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041745

Communications based on geo location information

Methods and systems are described for communicating messages using a home automation system. An example computer-implemented method for communicating based on geo location information using an automation and security system includes determining a geo location of a person relative to a property being monitored by the automation and security system,... Vivint Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032647

Security system tracking of remote items using reduced power

A mobile tracking unit includes a controller having a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to communicate with a control unit of an automation and security system, determine a position of the mobile tracking... Vivint Inc

02/02/17 / #20170033943

System component installation

A computer-implemented method for installing a component within a system is described. In one embodiment, component information is identified via a component code on a component. User input is received that includes additional component information. A component associated with the component code is activated in a system based on the... Vivint Inc








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