One of the advantages of choosing a Vivint home security system in Kingsport is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat should make your home the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Kingsport that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation rules to arm when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your house with a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town family or service workers through the mobile app. Or place your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your network of devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, too. Before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Kingsport home security system, you can create scenarios that fine-tune all your tech without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like midnight.