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How to use the Vivint Smart Hub in your Gaithersburg smart home

November 06, 2023
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At the center of your home security, the Vivint Smart Hub connects your security sensors, cameras, locks, and thermostats into a single united system. This easy-to-operate, 7-inch color interface puts you in total command of your Gaithersburg home’s automation and security. Learn more about how it will help you and check out recommendations to get you started.

How can the Vivint Smart Hub in Gaithersburg help you?

Connecting wirelessly to components with radio frequencies and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the command center for your home. You can disarm or arm your system, program lights, change thermostat settings, and more. When adding a doorbell camera, you may even speak to someone standing at your door. The Vivint Smart Hub has a battery backup and cellular functionality to ensure reliable performance. It also gives you total remote operability with the Vivint cell phone app.

Here’s a sample of the things you can do:

  • Review live or saved footage from your integrated surveillance cameras
  • Arm and disarm your system
  • Switch lights on or off
  • Operate your garage door
  • Modify your home comfort settings
  • Talk directly to monitoring agents

You can get even more creative with your Vivint Smart Hub in Gaithersburg by setting schedules or establishing rules. For instance, you might have your smart thermostat adjust automatically each night at a certain time. Or, you can add rules like having your front door unlock if the fire alarm triggers.

Quick guide to arming and disarming your system

Before you delve into all the amazing things your Vivint Smart Hub can accomplish, you’ll need to grasp how to arm and disarm your home’s security. It’s simple - just follow these instructions:

  • Touch the shield icon on the home screen and slide to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay means you will still be present in your house and arms everything except interior doors and motion detectors.
  • Away means you will be leaving, and everything in the home will engage.
  • To disarm, simply slide the shield icon down and type in your PIN.

The Smart Hub will display a notification if the system isn’t able to arm. For instance, an open door will cue you to take action. It’s worth noting that you can still arm the system by using the steps above. You will then confirm you want to bypass the sensor that isn’t ready.

Adding users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Gaithersburg

Although many users can be programmed during the initial installation, you will probably want to add another user at some point. Here’s how to do it.

  • Press the menu icon (three dots) on the bottom right of the welcome screen.
  • Tap “Users” and type in your PIN.
  • Choose “Add new user” near the bottom.
  • Tap “Name,” enter the the name you want to use, and hit the Next button.
  • If you want to supply the user remote functionality, select email or phone and provide the information to send an invite.
  • Hit Next and then create a PIN for this new user.
  • To delete a user, just go to the menu, tap users, select the user you would like to get rid of, and then select “Delete User.”

Add security and convenience to your home with Vivint

Are you ready to take command of your home’s automation and security through an easy-to-operate touchscreen dashboard? You’ll enjoy the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Gaithersburg smart home. Dial (301) 923-4670 to get started.