One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Provo is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices such as 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 open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Provo that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation systems to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With the Vivint App, you can defend your living space with an easy button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your system powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your evening routine, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. After a while, your neglected regimen becomes routine.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Provo home security system, you can craft templates that adjust all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.