One of the perks of choosing a Vivint home security system in Springfield is that you can sync it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your house more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Springfield that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can set your automation rules to set when your house is empty. With the Vivint App, you can defend your home through one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service professionals via the mobile app. Or set your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, as well. Before you know it, your neglected regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Springfield home security system, you can create templates that set all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.