One of the advantages of buying a Vivint home security system in Arlington is that you can pair it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat should make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Arlington that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your house with one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals via the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you neglect to do one thing on your evening routine, it's easy to forget it another night, too. Before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Arlington home security system, you can generate templates that fine-tune all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a set time -- such as 10pm.