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Tips for using the Vivint Smart Hub in your Columbus smart home

November 06, 2023
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At the center of your home security, the Vivint Smart Hub links your cameras, security sensors, thermostats, and locks into a single cohesive system. This intuitive, 7-inch color touchscreen puts you in full command of your Columbus home’s automation and security. Learn more about how it will help you and check out suggestions to get started.

What can the Vivint Smart Hub in Columbus do for you?

Connecting wirelessly to components through radio wave transmissions and Z-Wave communications, the Vivint Smart Hub is the command center for your property. You can arm your system, operate lights, change thermostat settings, and more. If adding a video doorbell, you may even talk to someone on your front porch. The Vivint Smart Hub includes cellular capability and a backup battery for enhanced reliability. It also provides complete remote operability with the Vivint cell phone app.

Here’s a sample of the tasks you can perform:

  • Check current or recorded footage from your connected surveillance cameras
  • Arm or disarm your home security
  • Turn lights on or off
  • Open or close your garage door
  • Modify your home comfort settings
  • Talk directly to monitoring professionals

You can take convenience to another level with your Vivint Smart Hub in Columbus by implementing schedules or initiating rules. For instance, you could have your smart thermostat change automatically nightly at a specified time. Or, you can set rules like having your doors unlock if the fire alarm trips.

Steps for arming and disarming your system

Before you jump into all the terrific things your Vivint Smart Hub can perform, you’ll have to understand how to arm and disarm your security. It’s straightforward - just adhere to these steps:

  • Touch the shield icon on the home screen and slide to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay signifies you will remain inside your home and arms all devices except interior doors and motion sensors.
  • Away means you will be leaving, and each sensor in your home will engage.
  • To disarm, just slide the shield icon down and enter your PIN.

You’ll see a message if something is stopping the system from arming. For instance, an open window or door will prompt you to take action. Keep in mind that you may still arm the system by using the steps above. You will then need to verify you wish to ignore the sensor in question.

How to add or remove users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Columbus

Even though multiple users can be set up when your system is installed, you will likely want to add another user down the road. Here’s how it’s done.

  • Press the menu icon (three dots) at the bottom right of the main screen.
  • Tap “Users” and enter your PIN.
  • Touch “Add new user” at the bottom.
  • Select “Name,” enter the new user, and press the Next button.
  • If you want to provide the user remote capability, tap phone or email and enter the information to deliver an invitation.
  • Hit Next and then create a PIN for the added user.
  • To delete a user, simply navigate to the menu, touch users, pick the user you wish to delete, and then press “Delete User.”

Add security and convenience to your home with Vivint

Are you ready to take control of your home’s automation and security through an easy-to-operate touchscreen interface? You’ll love the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Columbus home security system. Dial (614) 820-1364 to speak with a helpful Vivint agent.