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5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Gaithersburg

January 29, 2021
Home Automation Ideas For Gaithersburg

One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Gaithersburg is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat can make your living space more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.

However, as great as these devices 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 Gaithersburg that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:

Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you travel for work

Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation rules to set when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can protect your house through a single button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.

You don't need to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Open the doors for returning family or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.

Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night

Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And once you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next night, too. After a while, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace.

But you can ensure that your house is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Gaithersburg home security system, you can create scenarios that set all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 10pm.

Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire

While your home automation system makes your life easier, it will assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can dive into action! Set your smart thermostat to automatically power on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.

In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency situations. Switch on every light 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 interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get notifications to your mobile device

Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated updates delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera senses unwanted movements, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.

Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. Watch your security cameras to see if the abnormal activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on your indoor smart lighting to deter any unwanted visitors.

Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and everything else

Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also make presets for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.

You can program a ”fun” setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. And if you find you need another futuristic Vivint device you don’t already own, you can easily integrate it to your existing system.

Realize your home automation ideas with your Vivint system

When you need a security solution that harnesses the power of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and design a system that safeguards your living space and makes it more efficient. Just call (301) 923-4670 or send in the form below today!