One of the advantages of installing a Vivint home security system in Blacksburg is that you can sync it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Blacksburg that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can defend your living space with a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service workers through the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your home, your network of devices turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your bedtime routine, it's easy to overlook it the next time, too. Without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Blacksburg home security system, you can generate templates that set all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 11pm.