5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Charleston
One of the advantages of choosing a Vivint home security system in Charleston is that you can integrate it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat will make your living space the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Charleston that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation rules to activate when your house is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can secure your living space through an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And once you neglect to do one part of your evening routine, it's simple to neglect it another night, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Charleston home security system, you can create scenarios that fine-tune all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes everyday life simpler, it can also help in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can dive into action! Program your smart thermostat to instantly switch on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency situations. Switch on every light when a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your systems can be networked to function in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your phone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. See through your security cameras to see if the abnormal movement facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely trigger your smart lighting to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and other activities
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create presets for all types of activities. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" preset that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. And if you find you just have to get another sleek Vivint device you don’t already have, you can simply integrate it to your current system.
Realize your home automation ideas with your Vivint system
When you need a security network that makes the most of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and figure out a system that protects your house and makes it more accessible. Just call (304) 902-6244 or complete the form below today!