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APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc., Provo, Utah, a residential security and home services company, announced its entry into the home automation market with the launch of new products and services that include automatic door locks, video surveillance and lighting and small appliance control. The company also introduced an entirely new identity, rebranding under the name Vivint™. The name change from APX to Vivint is a reflection of the company’s expanded direction and capabilities, according to the company. With this move, the company transitioned from a residential security company to a provider of simple, affordable home automation services that deliver increased safety, improved energy efficiency and greater convenience for customers, the company said in a press release.