Smart Home Technology Helps Keep Children with Autism Safe and Secure

Smart Home Technology Helps Keep Children with Autism Safe and Secure

Written By

The Vivint Smart Home Team

One in 68 children across the U.S. has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and studies show that nearly half of children with ASD attempt to wander or bolt from a safe, supervised place—with a substantial number at risk for bodily harm.

As you can imagine, this causes significant worry for parents. In fact, almost half of parents who have children with ASD report losing sleep for fear that their children will wander at night.

Smart home systems can help by alerting parents when children attempt to wander from safety. By monitoring key exit and entry points with smart sensors and cameras, smart home technology provides parents peace of mind and greater capacity to keep their children in a safe, supervised environment.

So, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Vivint Smart Home has kicked off a national smart home giveaway, providing free smart home systems in April to four families affected by ASD.

The giveaway is open to any North American household with at least one family member diagnosed with ASD. Eligible households can submit a 1-2-minute video explaining their situation and describing why they would benefit from a smart home system. Vivint will accept submissions through April 20, 2018 and will announce the winners at the end of Autism Awareness Month.

To enter the Vivint smart home giveaway, submit videos at