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5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Colorado Springs

January 29, 2021
Home Automation Ideas For Colorado Springs

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.

Home Automation Idea #3: Keep safe during a fire

While your home automation tech makes everyday life less stressful, it will aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can dive into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically turn on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.

In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency situations. Turn on your smart lights when a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be interconnected to work in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your phone

Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detects abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.

Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the unusual motion facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely power your smart lighting to deter any suspicious visitors.

Home Automation Idea #5: Match moods for watching tv and the rest of your life

Exiting the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize rules for all kinds of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for a nighttime snack.

You can devise a ”fun” setting that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter via your doorbell camera. And if you find you want another cutting-edge Vivint component you don’t already own, you can easily integrate it to your existing network.

Get started automating your home with your Vivint system

When you need a security network that takes full advantage of home automation, call the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and tailor-make a system that safeguards your house and makes it work for you. Just call (719) 666-9853 or send in the form below right away!