One of the advantages of installing a Vivint home security system in Lincoln is that you can integrate it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat will make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. 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 convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Lincoln that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your Vivint App, you can defend your house through a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service folk via the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your property, your network of devices turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And once you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it the next night, too. Without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Lincoln home security system, you can create templates that fine-tune all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.