One of the advantages of installing a Vivint home security system in Philadelphia is that you can integrate it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat should make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Philadelphia that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your Vivint App, you can defend your home with a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your network of devices turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light on? And once you fail to do one section of your evening routine, it's easy to forget it another night, too. Without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Philadelphia home security system, you can generate rules that set all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like 11pm.