Newly merged Control4, SnapAV plan to scale the fragmented home-automation and professional-installation market. Execs John Heyman, Charlie Kindel discuss at CEDIA Expo 2019. Vivint’s security engine now integrates two-way with Control4 home-automation systems — a technological milestone for the mass-market provider, and a nod to Vivint’s new Smart Home Authorized Pro program. Vivint Smart Home, a pioneer in self-contained security and smart-home systems, will announce two-way integration with Control4 home automation systems at CEDIA Expo 2019 – marking Vivint’s first integration with a custom-oriented home-control system. With Control4’s SDDP technology embedded in Vivint’s Smart Hub panel, Control4 users will be able monitor and control their Vivint security system via standard Control4 interfaces. In addition, any security sensor in the Vivint ecosystem can be incorporated into Control4 scenes and alerts. For example, if someone trips a motion sensor in the living room after sunset, the event could trigger Control4 to turn on the lights in that room to a dim level and flip the TV to CNN on mute. “Basically, Control4 gets to use our sensors,” says Chris Ivie, senior director ...