Vivint Smart Home is expanding from smart home/home security services into automobile security with a new service called Vivint Car Guard. Vivint Car Guard consists of a gadget that plugs into your car’s onboard diagnostics port, plus a smartphone app that can be integrated with the company’s smart home/home security offering.
The hardware side of Vivint Car Guard will send notifications to your smartphone if your car is bumped, towed, or stolen. It will also report error codes from your car’s engine control module. And since it is outfitted with a GPS module, you can create a geofence around your home so that your smart entry locks lock, your smart garage door closes, and your home security system goes into an armed away state as soon as you drive away. The geofence can be as small as 1/10th of a mile in diameter.