5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Burlington
One of the advantages of buying a Vivint home security system in Burlington is that you can sync it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat should make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Burlington 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 an evening routine, you can designate your automation rules to set when your home is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can defend your house through a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service workers with the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your nightly routine, it's simple to neglect it the next night, too. Before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Burlington home security system, you can craft templates that set all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes everyday life less stressful, it can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell your smart thermostat to automatically turn on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Power on your smart lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be networked to operate together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your mobile device
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks text you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. Check your smart cameras to determine if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger your indoor smart lighting to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Set moods for watching tv and the rest of your life
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create rules for all types of events. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" preset that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. And if you find you need another futuristic Vivint smart device you don’t already have, you can simply add it to your existing network.
Get started automating your home with your Vivint system
When you desire a security system that takes full advantage of home automation, turn to the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and design a system that protects your living space and makes it work for you. Just call (802) 945-2439 or send in the form below today!