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.