One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in West Bloomfield is that you can sync it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat should make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for West Bloomfield that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you travel for work
Along with an evening routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your house is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can defend your living space with a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals with the mobile app. Or put your house on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And once you fail to do one part of your bedtime routine, it's simple to overlook it the next time, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your West Bloomfield home security system, you can create scenarios that set all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like midnight.