One of the benefits of buying a Vivint home security system in Huntington is that you can sync it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Huntington that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you go for work
Along with an evening routine, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your living space through an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk through the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your network of devices powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it another night, too. Without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Huntington home security system, you can craft rules that adjust all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as 11pm.