How to easily change your @VivintHome device names

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In this brief tutorial, you will learn how to change the device names on your Vivint Smart Home system. The most common reason you would want to do this is that you’ve moved one or more of your Ping cameras.

Most people will want the camera name to reflect the camera’s location.

This tutorial will show you how to change the device names, so you can accomplish this.

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Changing you the device names on Vivint Smart Home system


  1. Load the Vivint app on your mobile device
  2. Tap the menu button on the top left of your screen
  3. Tap on Device Settings in the left panel
  4. Locate the device you want to rename from the list and tap on it
  5. Tap on the current name to edit and let it process
  6. Back out and you’re done


If you are a special needs family and need help, please visit Vivint Gives Back. This is a program that provides special needs families with the equipment to make their homes both safer, and smarter. The goal is to limit the ability of your special needs child from getting out of the house and wandering away. 

The equipment is free, monthly service is based on your income. Visit Vivint Gives Back and see what you qualify for.


For the record, I don’t get anything if you sign up. I simply want to help families like mine, connect with organizations that can help. 



Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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