One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Spokane is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat will make your house more comfortable 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 open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Spokane that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation systems to set when your house is empty. With the Vivint App, you can protect your house with a single button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, 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 living space on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers through the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch 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 schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And after you neglect to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it another night, as well. After a while, your neglected regimen becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Spokane home security system, you can create rules that adjust all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.