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5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For West Bloomfield

January 29, 2021
Home Automation Ideas For West Bloomfield

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.

Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire

While your home automation tech makes everyday life less stressful, it will assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell your smart thermostat to instantly switch on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.

In fact, you can set automated responses to any emergency circumstances. Turn on your smart lights if a glass break sensor goes off. Blare your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your systems can be interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your smartphone

Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated notifications sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to act.

Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a package. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the strange activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power your indoor smart lighting to scare away any suspicious intruders.

Home Automation Idea #5: Match moods for watching tv and the rest of your life

Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create presets for all kinds of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.

You can devise a ”fun” scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can tell them to enter with your doorbell camera. And if you determine you want another cutting-edge Vivint smart device you don’t already use, you can easily integrate it to your existing ecosystem.

Get started automating your home with your Vivint system

When you need a security system that makes the most of home automation, call the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and tailor-make a system that surrounds your living space and makes it more accessible. Just call (248) 963-1801 or fill out the form below today!