One of the benefits of buying a Vivint home security system in Kennewick is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat should make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Kennewick that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can defend your home with a single button press. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or set your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your property, your network of devices powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And once you forget to do one part of your nightly routine, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, too. Without realizing it, your neglected regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Kennewick home security system, you can create rules that fine-tune all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as midnight.