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.