5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Columbus
One of the advantages of choosing a Vivint home security system in Columbus is that you can integrate it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your house the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are alone, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Columbus that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you go for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation rules to activate when your house is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can secure your house with one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your network of devices turns on each time you roll down 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 to bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you neglect to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it another time, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your living space is prepared for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Columbus home security system, you can generate scenarios that fine-tune all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes your life simpler, it can also help in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell your smart thermostat to instantly turn on the ventilation fan to curb the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency situations. Turn on your smart lights when a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel speakers when the medical panic pendant is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be networked to function in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a parcel. See through your smart cameras to judge if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on your smart lighting to deter any unwanted visitors.
Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and other activities
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create rules for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic Vivint smart device you don’t already use, you can simply sync it to your existing system.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you need a security system that takes full advantage of home automation, call the experts at Vivint. They’ll help you determine your needs and design a system that surrounds your home and makes it more efficient. Simply call (614) 820-1364 or complete the form below today!