One of the advantages of installing a Vivint home security system in Salem is that you can sync it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat can make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Salem that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can defend your living space with a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Open the doors for returning family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your network of devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return 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 nighttime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you neglect to do one thing on your nightly routine, it's easy to overlook it the next night, as well. After a while, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can guarantee that your home is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Salem home security system, you can craft rules that fine-tune all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 10pm.