5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Boston
One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Boston is that you can sync it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat will make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. 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 impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Boston that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can secure your house through an easy button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, 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 pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you neglect to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next time, as well. After a while, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Boston home security system, you can craft scenarios that set all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #3: Keep safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes your day easier, it can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If 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 hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Power on your smart lights when a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to function together in any way you think will help protect your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get notifications to your phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks text you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a parcel. See through your smart cameras to determine if the strange activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power your indoor smart lighting to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and the rest of your life
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also make presets for all types of events. Change the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can devise a ”fun” scenario that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. And if you decide you just have to get another cutting-edge Vivint component you don’t already own, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current system.
Realize your home automation ideas with your Vivint system
When you need a security solution that harnesses the power of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll help you determine your needs and figure out a system that surrounds your house and makes it work for you. Just call (617) 826-8647 or send in the form below today!