5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Sacramento
One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Sacramento is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Sacramento that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your house is empty. With your Vivint App, you can protect your home with an easy button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals with the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your network of devices powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And after you forget to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to overlook it another evening, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your living space is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Sacramento home security system, you can generate rules that fine-tune all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes your life easier, it can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can dive into action! Tell your smart thermostat to automatically turn on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of harmful smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency situations. Power on your smart lights if a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your devices can be interconnected to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your smartphone
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detects abnormal movements, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Watch your smart cameras to see if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger your smart lighting to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and the rest of your life
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize rules for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the premiere movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a ”fun” setting that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. And if you determine you need another futuristic Vivint component you don’t already have, you can seamlessly sync it to your current system.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you want a security network that harnesses the power of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and design a system that protects your house and makes it more accessible. Just call (916) 914-8674 or complete the form below today!