5 Amazing Home Automation Ideas For New Haven
One of the advantages of choosing a Vivint home security system in New Haven is that you can pair it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for New Haven that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can defend your living space with an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service professionals via the mobile app. Or set your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your house, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light on? And once you forget to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's simple to overlook it another evening, too. Without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your New Haven home security system, you can craft scenarios that adjust all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes everyday life less stressful, it will aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically power on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector goes off. Sound your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be networked to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get notifications to your smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house with automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera senses unwanted motion, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks text you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. Check your smart cameras to judge if the abnormal motion facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger your smart lighting to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Set moods for watching tv and everything else
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create rules for all types of activities. Change the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can program a ”entertaining” setting that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. And if you find you need another cutting-edge Vivint component you don’t already own, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Realize your home automation ideas with your Vivint system
When you want a security solution that harnesses the power of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and tailor-make a system that surrounds your home and makes it more accessible. Just call (203) 625-1716 or send in the form below today!