One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Colorado Springs is that you can sync it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat should make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Colorado Springs that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you go for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation systems to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can secure your house through a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals through the mobile app. Or put your house on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And once you fail to do one part of your bedtime routine, it's simple to neglect it the next night, too. After a while, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Colorado Springs home security system, you can create scenarios that set all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 11pm.