Vivint, Provo, Utah, a provider of smart home technology, announced it has been named to the inaugural Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Best Employers.” Vivint is one of 500 companies in the United States to make the 2015 list and is also the top-ranked security and home automation company.

“This recognition confirms what we’ve known for years — Vivint is one of the best places to work in the country,” said Todd Pedersen, CEO and founder of Vivint. “People are our most valuable resource, and Vivint would be nothing without the quality of our employees. We’re proud to have created a work environment where our employees can excel and play a meaningful role in making Vivint the leader in smart home technology.”

Vivint, which has more than 7,000 employees, was also recognized on Forbes’ Most Promising Companies list in 2013. The company helps homeowners create simple, affordable smart homes with intelligent locks, lights, cameras and thermostats.

Forbes gathered the top 500 employers through an independent survey by It surveyed 20,000 American employees working for U.S. companies and institutions with a minimum of 2,500 employees and U.S. divisions of international firms. As part of this study, more than 3,500 companies were represented, with Forbes creating a list of the top 500 firms.

This anonymous survey asked participants if they would recommend their employer, or any other employers in their industry, to a potential employee. The sample collected was representative of the overall U.S. workforce.

As part of being a great place to work, Vivint is dedicated to supporting Blackstone’s Veterans Initiative to hire 50,000 American veterans across its portfolio of companies over the next five years. Blackstone acquired Vivint for $2 billion in September 2012.