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.