5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Logan
One of the perks of choosing a Vivint home security system in Logan is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Logan that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with an evening procedure, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With the Vivint App, you can secure your living space through an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, 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 you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service folk via the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your network of devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And after you neglect to do one thing on your nightly routine, it's easy to forget it another time, as well. After a while, your neglected ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Logan home security system, you can create rules that fine-tune all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes your life simpler, it can also help in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Set your smart thermostat to automatically switch on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor goes off. Blare your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to work in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your mobile device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated updates sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera senses unusual movements, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Speak with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a package. Check your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger your smart lighting to scare away any suspicious visitors.
Home Automation Idea #5: Match moods for watching tv and other activities
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize rules for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can program a ”entertaining” scenario that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter with your doorbell camera. And if you determine you just have to get another futuristic Vivint smart device you don’t already own, you can easily add it to your existing system.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you want a security solution that makes the most of home automation, turn to the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and tailor-make a system that surrounds your house and makes it work for you. Just call (562) 376-5457 or fill out the form below today!