One of the advantages of installing a Vivint home security system in Salt Lake City is that you can integrate it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat can make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Salt Lake City that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can set your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your house through one button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town family or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your network of devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And after you neglect to do one section of your bedtime routine, it's simple to neglect it another night, too. Before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Salt Lake City home security system, you can create templates that fine-tune all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.