One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Bloomington is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat should make your house the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Bloomington that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with an evening routine, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With the Vivint App, you can secure your house with one button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Open the doors for returning family or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your system arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening routine, it's easy to forget it another night, as well. After a while, your neglected ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Bloomington home security system, you can create templates that set all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 11pm.